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1 New Case of Avian Flu Found in Zhejiang
2013-10-20 10:19:23

Date of issue: Oct. 15, 2013

Source: Department of Health of Zhejiang Province

  The Health and Family Planning Commission of Zhejiang Province announced on Oct. 15 that one new case of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu has been found in our province.

Patient Liu, male, 35, employee of a company, now resides in Shaoxing. He went to the health clinic in a town of Shaoxing on Oct. 8 for his first visit, and is now receiving treatment in a hospital in Shaoxing.

  After a review of test results by the provincial Disease Control and Prevention Center, the sample of the patient tests positive for H7N9 avian influenza virus nucleic acid. The experts organized by our department studied the patient’s clinical manifestations, epidemiology literature and laboratory test results and have confirmed that this is a case of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu. The patient is in serious condition and the hospital is making all efforts to cure him.

  This is the second case of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu since the end of April. Our department will make every effort to cure the patient.

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