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The sixth case of a human infected with bird flu in China has been found, a local health official said Monday. The man in southwest China's Guizhou province was in stable condition, and none of the people with whom he has had contact has fallen ill so far, Xinhua reported. The local health official said 26 people were no longer under surveillance Sunday. The patient became ill Jan.
Chinaâ€™s Health Ministry reported on Saturday the countryâ€™s fourth death from the H5N1 virus.
Chinese officials say a 16-year-old boy is hospitalized with avian influenza, the fourth case of bird flu reported in China this month. The boy fell ill on January 8 in Guizhou Province and is hospitalized in Huaihua City in critical condition.
A 16-year-old boy in central Hunan province is badly ill after contracting the H5N1 birdflu virus, the third case reported by Chinese health authorities.
A 2-year-old girl who tested positive for bird flu is China's second confirmed case of the virus this month, the World Health Organization said Sunday. A 19-year-old woman in Beijing, in Hebei Province, died Jan.
The younger sister of a Vietnamese teen who was the nationâ€™s first confirmed avian flu death this year also died last week after suffering similar symptoms of an H5N1 virus infection.
The deadly H5N1 virus, known as bird flu, has resurfaced in poultry in Hong Kong for the first time in six years, reawakening fears of possible threats to human health.
A state-run newspaper reported on Sunday that bird flu has resurfaced in poultry in northern Vietnam after many months without any cases, killing ducks and chickens at two farms.
Authorities in Hong Kong Tuesday ordered about 80,000 chickens killed after discovering dozens of birds had died of bird flu at a nearby farm. CNN reported that the order requires all chickens within about a 2-mile radius of the farm where the dead chickens were discovered Monday to be culled. We have discovered up to 60 dead chickens in that farm.
In a broad series of tests on thousands of ducks migrating through Sweden, researchers found that avian flu makes mallard ducks thinner than other duck breeds.