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China reports human case of H5N1

By BNO News   

News Disease watch

Woman developed symptoms after exposure to poultry.

A woman in eastern China has tested positive for H5N1 bird flu, the strain of avian influenza which has spread around the world and worried experts. The news comes just a week after two people in Cambodia were infected with a similar variant.

The latest case is a 53-year-old woman from Jiangsu province in eastern China, according to WHO. She developed symptoms on January 31 after exposure to poultry and tested positive some time in February. Her current condition is unknown.

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