10th H7N9 infection case confirmed in China

Updated: 2013-04-04 17:36


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HANGZHOU  -- Another H7N9 infection case has been confirmed in east China's Zhejiang Province, the provincial health department said Thursday.

The patient is a 64-year-old man from Huzhou City. He became ill on March 29 and was admitted to a hospital in Huzhou on March 31.

On Thursday, medical experts confirmed that he was infected with the H7N9 bird flu strain after the provincial center for disease control and prevention said late Wednesday that he tested positive for the virus.

So far, 10 H7N9 cases, including the latest patient and involving three deaths, have been confirmed in China.