China reports 2 more H7N9 cases

( Xinhua ) Updated: 2014-02-16 19:03:47

CHANGSHA -- Health authorities reported two more human cases of H7N9 bird flu on Sunday in China's southern Guangdong province and central Hunan province.

A 44-year-old man surnamed Qin was confirmed to be infected with H7N9 bird flu virus Saturday. The patient is in critical condition and is receiving treatment at a hospital in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, where he lives, according to a statement issued by the provincial health and family planning commission.

Another case was reported in Hunan province, where a 46-year-old man tested positive for the H7N9 bird flu virus in Loudi City. The man, surnamed Yan, is the tenth case reported in Hunan. He is now receiving treatment at a local hospital, and his condition remains unknown, according to the provincial health department.

There have been more than 120 human H7N9 cases reported in China so far this year and at least 32 deaths, according to the latest official tally of the country's health and family planning commission.

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