Wednesday, January 25, 2006

H5N1 News: China Confirms Yet Another Human Bird Flu Case

Via The World Health Organization (WHO).

The Ministry of Health in China has confirmed the country’s tenth case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus.

The case occurred in a 29-year-old woman from Chengdu City in the south-central province of Sichuan. She developed fever on 12 January and was hospitalized with symptoms of pneumonia. Authorities say her condition deteriorated rapidly, and she died on 23 January.

Information provided to WHO indicates that she was self-employed in a shop selling dry goods. No information on possible exposure to diseased birds as the source of her infection is presently available, but an investigation is under way. Close contacts have been placed under medical observation.


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