Second Bird Flu Case Confirmed In Hong Kong

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Health officials in Hong Kong have quarantined 19 people after a second man has been found infected with the deadly H7N9 bird flu.

The latest case is an 80-year-old man who normally lives in the mainland China city of Shenzhen.

The man developed a fever and was taken to a hospital Friday where later tests revealed the deadly virus. Government officials then rounded up 19 people who had close contact with the elderly victim for testing and safety reasons.

According to sources, one of the 19 people had an “indeterminate” test meaning it’s possible they have been infected. The other 18 have tested negative.

Officials said they are investigating if the latest victim had contact with poultry while he was on the Chinese mainland. Investigators found no link between the latest victim and the first case discovered last week. That patient remains in critical condition.

The World Health Organization says that 138 human cases of H7N9 have been confirmed in China this year with 45 deaths.


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