China’’s sixth human bird flu case surfaces in 2009

January 26th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Guiyang ( China ), Jan. 26 (ANI): A sixth case of a human being suffering from bird flu has surfaced in southwest China ‘’s Guizhou Province .

Twenty-nine-year-old Zhou, fell ill on January 15 in Guiyang City , the provincial capital. According to a Xinhua report, he was sent to Guizhou Provincial People’’s Hospital, where he has been admitted in a critical condition.

An official said Zhou tested positive for the H5N1 strain of avian influenza, according to the test result on Sunday from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Guizhou has launched an emergency response against the virus. Those who had close contact with the patient are under medical observation. No one has been found ill so far.

The China ‘’s Ministry of Health has reported the case to the World Health Organization and informed the health authorities of the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions. (ANI)

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