Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Human bird flu case reported in Shenzhen (China)

The Center for Health Protection has been notified of a suspected human case of avian influenza in Shenzhen.

The 31-year-old man developed fever and pneumonia on June 3. He is in critical condition.

It was reported that he visited a wet market where live chickens were on sale. The center is seeking more information on the case.

The Department of Health’s Port Health Office has maintained temperature screening for inbound travellers at all immigration control points. The Center for Food Safety will also step up inspection on the health and hygiene conditions of chickens imported from the Mainland.
Avian influenza story link

Posted by john T. on 06/13 at 09:11 AM
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