Hong Kong confirms human case of bird flu

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Pastor Dale Morgan

Nov 18, 2010, 12:39:59 AM11/18/10
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Hong Kong confirms human case of bird flu

    * From correspondents in Hong Kong
    * From: AFP
    * November 18, 2010 1:35PM

HONG Kong has confirmed its first case of bird flu in humans in seven years, with a 59-year-old woman in a serious condition after a visit to mainland China, health officials say.

The Government has raised Hong Kong's bird flu alert to "serious", meaning there was a "high risk" of contracting the potentially fatal disease, a spokesman for the Department of Health said.

Health officials said the 59-year-old woman tested positive for Influenza A (H5), a variant of avian influenza, after she was first diagnosed with pneumonia and she was now in a serious condition in hospital.

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