Avian Influenza Case in Hong Kong

Hong Kong reported its first diagnosis of H5N1 (avian influenza) since 2003.  The 59 year old female patient had recently returned from a trip to mainland China where she visited Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou. The patient is reportedly slightly improved but still in serious condition, and China has stated that no human cases have been detected in the cities she visited.  The report triggered concern in Taiwan and the Philippines.  

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