New H7N9 case reported in Shanghai

A human H7N9 avian flu case has been reported in Shanghai.

The patient is a 45-year-old man surnamed Zhang from Nantong City, Jiangsu province. He was confirmed to have the virus by a hospital in Shanghai Wednesday, according to Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning.

He is being treated in hospital.

H7N9, a bird flu strain most likely to strike in winter and spring, was first reported to have infected humans in China in March 2013.

A human H7N9 avian flu case was also reported Wednesday in Xiamen City, eastern China's Fujian province.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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