China confirms new human case of bird flu
Updated: 2005-12-07 06:11
The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday night
confirmed a new case of human infection of bird flu in Ziyuan County of south
China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
The patient is a
10-year-old girl student surnamed Tang, who has been ill with fever and
pneumonia since November 23, said an MOH press release.
A man sanitizes a
corner at a village in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on December
4, 2005. [newsphoto]
The girl has been tested positive with the H5N1 virus by the China Disease
Prevention and Control Center, and she has been under emergency treatment in
Tang has been confirmed to be infected with bird flu in accordance with the
standards of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Chinese government.
People who have close contacts with the patient have been brought under
medical observation by local health departments. So far, no abnormities have
been found among these people.
The regional health department and MOH have sent expert teams to direct and
coordinate disease prevention and control in the area. Currently, experts are
making further investigation in the source of the bird flu virus, since no bird
flu cases have been reported in the county before.
In addition, the ministry has reported the case to the WHO, the country's
Hong Kong and Macao special administration regions and Taiwan, and some foreign
nations, the press release said.
Previously, China reported three human cases of bird flu and one suspicious
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