China confirms new human H7n9 bird flu infection
October 16, 2013 - 11:07:43 am
BEIJING: A new human H7N9 bird flu case has been confirmed in east China's Zhejiang Province, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday.
It was the second case reported in Zhejiang since late April, the provincial health department said in a statement.
A 35-year-old man tested positive for the H7N9 virus at the Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the report.
The patient was admitted to a township hospital on Oct. 8.
He is in critical condition and is receiving treatment at a hospital.
Including this case, H7N9 bird flu cases in China have reached 135. Of the cases, 45 patients have died. (QNA)