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Beijing Reports Second Human H7N9 Case This Year

02-07 00:00 财经网 财经网

Beijing has confirmed its second human H7N9 case this year following a 50-year-old man was killed last month by the deadly strain of bird flu.

The latest patient being treated at a local hospital had raised, purchased and slaughtered chickens days before showing symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the city’s health authority.

The authority said the man's hands with cuts on didn't get protection when he slaughtered chickens.

All 35 people who had contact with the 73-year-old patient are under close watch.

The city's first human H7N9 case was reported on Jan 24. The patient had reportedly bought pigeons and eaten them before testing positive for H7N9 bird flu.

Four new human H7N9 cases were reported Wednesday in three southern provinces including Hunan, Guangdong and Jiangsu.

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