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China reports second case of new bird flu strain H10N8

Published on Jan 26, 2014 10:07 AM
 
A photo taken on Jan 6, 2014, shows live poultry for sale on a street in Shanghai on Jan 8, 2014. Chinese authorities have confirmed the second human case of the new H10N8 strain of bird flu, contracted by a woman who is in critical condition in hospital in the east of the country, state news agency Xinhua has reported. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Chinese authorities have confirmed the second human case of the new H10N8 strain of bird flu, contracted by a woman who is in critical condition in hospital in the east of the country, state news agency Xinhua has reported.

The 55-year-old woman was admitted to hospital in Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi province, on Jan 15, complaining of a sore throat and dizziness, Xinhua said late on Saturday.

"An investigation showed that she once had exposure to an agricultural market," the report said.

In December, China confirmed its first death from the H10N8 strain, also in Nanchang.

 
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