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Woman delivers 'miracle' baby after H7N9 recovery

By Wang Qingyun in Beijing and Shi Yingying in Shanghai | China Daily | Updated: 2013-07-19 07:06

A woman who had been infected with the H7N9 virus gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday, a feat doctors are calling a miracle.

Qiu Yan, a 25-year-old from Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, is reportedly the first H7N9 survivor to give birth. Doctors at Jiangsu Provincial People's Hospital said she underwent daily X-rays and used antibiotics to fight off the H7N9 flu during her pregnancy.

On April 6, she was sent to the intensive care unit in Zhenjiang First People's Hospital for a serious fever and breathing difficulties. Two days later she was diagnosed with the H7N9 bird flu virus in the fifth month of her pregnancy.

Woman delivers 'miracle' baby after H7N9 recovery

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