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New H7N9 infection case in E.China

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-05-16 12:06

NANJING - A new human H7N9 infection case, who used to buy pigeons, has been reported in East China's Jiangsu Province, provincial health authorities said Friday.

The new case is a 66-year-old man in Wuxi City, in a critical condition, said the provincial health department.

The patient used to buy pigeon for dinner about once a month. On April 15, he bought one pigeon and asked the stall keeper to slaughter it. He cleaned the pigeon and cooked it for dinner.

He was confirmed as an H7N9 infection case on Thursday and is receiving treatment in a hospital in Wuxi.

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