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Tests confirm Malaysia's first imported H7N9 case in Chinese tourist

Published on Feb 13, 2014 3:26 PM
 
A photo taken on Jan 6, 2014 shows a vendor selling live poultry on a street in Shanghai on Jan 8, 2014. The first H7N9 case in Malaysia has been detected in a Chinese national. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The first H7N9 case in Malaysia has been detected in a Chinese national.

The 67-year-old woman infected by the bird flu had reportedly complained of fever, cough, body aches and fatigue four days before her arrival in Kuala Lumpur from Guangdong on Feb 3.

She took off to Sandakan, Sabah, the next day before moving on to Kota Kinabalu on Feb 6.

"The woman was referred to a private hospital in Kota Kinabalu on Feb 7 and (after two screenings) on Feb 11, the sample showed positive results for H7N9," Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said at a press conference on Wednesday.

 
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