China reports two human cases of bird flu: State media
BEIJING (AFP) - China reported two human cases of bird flu in the south-western city of Guiyang on Sunday, with both patients in a critical condition, the official Xinhua news agency said.
A 21-year-old woman and 31-year-old man tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus on Sunday after developing symptoms on Feb 2 and Feb 3 respectively, Xinhua said.
"They are in a critical condition and medical workers are carrying out emergency treatment," the Ministry of Health said in a statement, cited by Xinhua.
People who had close contact with the two patients are under medical observation but none have been found ill so far, the agency said. It reported that the pair did not have contact with birds before they developed symptoms.