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Shanghai says treating man diagnosed with bird flu
December 22, 2016 / 2:25 AM / a year ago

Shanghai says treating man diagnosed with bird flu

BEIJING, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Shanghai’s health authority has confirmed it is treating a man diagnosed with H7N9 bird flu, the third case of human infection in China this week.

The man travelled from the neighbouring province of Jiangsu, the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning said on its website on Wednesday.

Shanghai is China’s largest city by population with more than 24 million residents.

Bird flu is most likely to strike in winter and spring and farmers have in recent years increased cleaning regimes, animal detention techniques, and built roofs to cover hen pens, among other steps, to prevent the disease.

Reporting by Josephine Mason; Editing by Joseph Radford

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