Shanghai reports another H7N9 case

2013-04-20 12:33:04 GMT2013-04-20 20:33:04(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

SHANGHAI, April 20 (Xinhua) -- A new case of H7N9 bird flu was confirmed Saturday in Shanghai, bringing the municipality's total number of infections to 33, according to local authorities.

The patient, a 75-year-old woman surnamed Li, tested positive for H7N9 on Friday night at Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a statement issued by the Shanghai Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission.

Li exhibited flu symptoms last Saturday, and was hospitalized at Shanghai 6th People's Hospital on Thursday.

Fifteen people who had close contact with the patient have exhibited no abnormal symptoms so far.

Eleven of the 33 cases reported in the city have resulted in death, while five have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery.

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