Wednesday, July 29, 2015   

H7N9 bird flu kills second patient
(01-14 10:26)

A Hong Kong man infected with H7N9 bird flu has died, less than a week after he was confirmed to be infected with the virus.
The 65-year-old man was the second person to die from the virus in Hong Kong, and the third reported case of H7N9 infection in the city.
He died shortly after 7pm last night.
Initial investigations showed he had travelled to Shenzhen a week before he was infected.
Five close contacts of the man are under quarantine, with 98 other contacts, including healthcare workers and others, under medical surveillance.
An 80-year-old man died on Boxing Day last year after he was infected with H7N9, Hong Kong's first death from the virus.
The case was the second reported incidence of H7N9 infection in the city after a 36-year-old Indonesian domestic helper was diagnosed in early December.--RTHK

   
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