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China's Inner Mongolia reports human infection of H7N9 bird flu virus: Xinhua

 Chinas Inner Mongolia reports human infection of H7N9 bird flu virus: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Inner Mongolia region reported on Saturday a case of human infection with the H7N9 bird flu virus, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

The same bird flu strain killed almost 300 people in the country during the winter of 2016/2017.

The patient, an 82-year-old man, was receiving treatment and local authorities disinfected his home and the surrounding area. The local government said people who had had contact with the man had shown "no abnormalities", Xinhua reported.

(Reporting by Tony Munroe; Editing by Alexandra Hudson and Helen Popper)

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Updated Date: Apr 07, 2019 01:05:22 IST