Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

China confirms human death from avian influenza

29 March, 2007

The Ministry of Health in China has reported a new fatal case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The case has been confirmed by the national laboratory.
The 16-year-male from Bengbu City of Anhui province developed fever and pneumonia-like symptoms on 17 March and was hospitalized on 20 March. He died on 27 March (WHO).