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First bird flu case is confirmed in Beijing on girl, 7 years

Local officials say that the outbreak of the disease in China reached Capital. The girl is in hospital in stable condition

 
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First confirmed case of H7N9 contamination in Beijing, China, is a girl of seven years old, on Saturday (13). Local officials say that the outbreak of the disease in the country came to Capital.

The child developed fever, sore throat and head on Thursday (11) and her parents took her to the hospital. The girl, whose parents are traders of birds, is in hospital in stable condition, said the Department of Health in Beijing. Her parents are under observation, but showed no symptoms yet.

Chinese authorities announced the discovery of H7N9 in humans for two weeks, and during this period were recorded 44 cases of contamination and 11 people have died so far.

It is unclear exactly how the virus spreads. The bird trade is already banned in several cities, such as Beijing and Shanghai. The mass slaughter of these animals takes place in several parts of the country.

Experts fear the virus passes through mutation and become easily transmissible between humans, with the potential to cause a pandemic. However, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that there is still no evidence of transmission from human to human.

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