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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-11 04:10 AM
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Bird flu confirmed in man in China's Shenzhen city
Source: BBC

China has reported its first case of bird flu for 18 months, in the major southern city of Shenzhen.

Preliminary tests on a 39-year-old man admitted to hospital with pneumonia proved positive for the virus.

Postive tests on a dead market chicken last week prompted nearby Hong Kong's government to issue an alert. <snip>

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has expressed deep concern about the way research was being carried out on the H5N1 virus, which can be fatal if transmitted to humans.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16372348



At this posting (0410 CST) bbc.co.uk/news has a "Breaking" banner reporting that "man infected" has died, according to the state news agency.
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-11 05:09 AM
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1. Update: China bird flu victim dies in Shenzhen city
A man who had been diagnosed with China's first case of bird flu in more than a year has died in the southern city of Shenzhen, health officials say.

The 39-year-old bus driver was admitted to hospital with pneumonia but tested positive for the bird flu virus.

The H5N1 bird flu strain has a high level of mortality, killing up to 60% of humans infected with it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16372348
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-11 09:34 AM
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2. sad. and good grief what a tragic mortality rate!!
and I am coming down with the flu and feel like some beat me with a broom. great.

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