New case of deadly H7N9 in China

2013-08-09 17:04
Poultry is displayed in a market in Huaibei, central China's Anhui province. (STR, AFP)

Poultry is displayed in a market in Huaibei, central China's Anhui province. (STR, AFP)

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Beijing - A new case of the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu has been confirmed in the Chinese province of Guangdong, local officials announced on Friday.

It had been weeks since the last case was reported in the region. An outbreak earlier this year resulted in 134 infections and 43 deaths. Barely any new cases had been reported since the end of May, according to the World Health Organisation.

The newest patient is a 51-year-old man. Test results have been sent to the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmation.

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