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Beijing Reports Second H7N9 Infection

29 May 2013, at 7:59am

CHINA - Health authorities in Beijing have reported a second human infection of the H7N9 strain of bird flu in the Chinese capital.

A six-year-old boy from the Haidian district was confirmed to have been infected with the H7N9 strain according to the Beijing municipal health bureau.

The child developed symptoms on 21 May and he was sent to a hospital for medical treatment on the same day. He appeared to recover in two days and returned to kindergarten the next day.

The boy was sent to the Beijing Ditan Hospital for further medical observation after being confirmed of the H7N9 infection on Tuesday.

The boy is reported to be well.

The H7N9 epidemic has waned this month with only a few cases being confirmed.

With the latest case, China has reported 131 confirmed H7N9 cases and of them, 37 people have died.