3-year-old boy infected with H7N9 bird flu

Updated: 2013-11-05 17:10


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GUANGZHOU - A three-year-old boy was confirmed to have contracted H7N9 bird flu in South China's Guangdong province on Tuesday.

The child, a native of Sichuan province living in a village in Guangdong's Dongguan city, tested positive for the virus by the provincial disease prevention and control center, said a statement issued by the center.

The boy is receiving treatment at the People's Hospital of Dongguan city, and is in stable condition, the statement said.

This is the third H7N9 case reported in autumn in China, following two cases in Zhejiang province on Oct 15 and 23.

China reported 134 cases by the end of August, with 45 fatalities, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission.