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Published On: Mon, Jan 13th, 2014

First case of H7N9 avian influenza reported from Guizhou Province

Health officials in southwest China’s Guizhou Province are reporting the death of a “suspected” H7N9 avian influenza infected man, according to a Xinhua report today.

Under a high magnification, this negatively-stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM) captured some of the ultrastructural details exhibited by the new influenza A (H7N9) virus. Image/CDC


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According to the report, the patient is an 38-year-old man from Meitan county, had been working in Ruian City of east China’s Zhejiang Province. He showed symptoms of cough and dizziness a month ago and returned to Meitan on Jan. 4 for medication.

The man was transferred on Jan. 8 to the First People’s Hospital of Zunyi city as his conditions were getting worse. He died in the hospital a day later.

When confirmed, it will be the first such case from Guizhou Province.

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