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East China province reports 1st H7N9 case this winter

( Xinhua )

Updated: 2016-01-20

XIAMEN, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- East China's Fujian Province on Tuesday confirmed its first human infection of H7N9 bird flu virus this winter.

The patient from Zhangpu County was confirmed to have the virus on Saturday. The patient is being treated and is in stable condition, the local publicity department said.

The county authorities have ordered to halt livestock sales in three townships in a bid to reduce the risk of infection.

On Tuesday, health authorities in Shanghai said that one of the city's two confirmed H7N9 patients has basically recovered and another is no longer critical.

The two are a 59-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman.