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Fri Apr 12, 2013, 11:53 PM

Beijing reports first case of new bird flu strain [View all]

Source: Reuters

Chinese capital Beijing reported on Saturday its first case of a new strain of bird flu, state news agency Xinhua said, the first time it has been found in a human outside of eastern China.

The seven-year-old child is in a stable condition in a Beijing hospital, the report said.

Two people who have had close contact with the child have shown no signs of being infected so far, Xinhua added.

A total of 11 people have died of the H7N9 bird flu strain since it was confirmed in humans for the first time last month, with 44 infections in all having been reported to date.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/13/us-birdflu-china-new-strain-idUSBRE93C00W20130413

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