China's eighth human bird flu patient recovering
Updated: 2006-01-21 21:10
China's eighth bird flu patient is recovering, local hospital said Saturday.
The six-year-old patient in central China's Hunan Province now can walk by
himself and stopped using oxygen apparatus as he is breathing with no
difficulty, and the result of blood gas analysis is normal, said doctors with
the Hunan Provincial Children's Hospital.
The boy, surnamed Ouyang, has resumed normal dietetic appetency, doctors
The boy was confirmed on January 9 to have been infected with H5N1 bird flu.
He suffered serious damages on both lungs at the beginning.
Ouyang had fever and pneumonia symptoms on December 24. He was transferred to
the Children's Hospital on January 11 and has been under round-the-clock
monitoring since then.
China reported nine human cases of bird flu this winter. Six of them died.