The 63-year-old male patient in Meizhou City is the 12th H7N9 case reported in Guangdong this year. Four out of the 12 infected patients died, the commission said.

New Human H7N9
New Human H7N9

The number of infections this year decreased by 83 percent compared with the same period of last year, according to the commission.

H7N9 is a bird flu strain first reported to have infected humans in March 2013 in China. It is most likely to strike in winter and spring. Endi

Source: Xinhua

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