(Bird flu) Kunming man, 64, infected in Yunnan

China | 4 Dec 2017 3:14 pm

Southwestern Yunnan province reported a human infection of the H7N9 bird flu virus, local health authorities said today.

The patient, a 64-year-old male from Kunming, was confirmed to be infected on November 30. A dozen chicken raised by the patient died successively before the man fell ill, according to the provincial health and family planning commission, Xinhua reports.

The patient has been hospitalized and those who had contact with him have been checked and are not infected. (Pictured, the Longquan community of Longtoushan Township in Ludian County in Yunnan, rebuilt after the August 3, 2014, 6.5-magnitude earthquake).

H7N9 is a bird flu strain first reported to have infected humans in China in March 2013. Infections are most likely to occur in winter and spring.

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