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June 19, 2006

Guangzhou: H5N1 case isn't spreading

Via News Guangdong: Contacts of suspected human bird flu patient test clear.

All 98 people who had close contact with a suspected human case of bird flu in south China have tested clear of the disease, the local health bureau on Thursday.

The contacts included relatives of the patient, a 31-year-old man surnamed Jiang, medical workers in a local clinic and in Shenzhen People's Hospital, where Jiang had been treated, and the patients in the same ward.

Tests on the 98 contacts all proved negative for the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus, but doctors would continue observations of them, according to the health bureau of Shenzhen, a city in Guangdong Province.

A bureau source said Jiang was still in a critical condition and being treated in Donghu Hospital in the city.

Posted by dymaxion at June 19, 2006 10:19 PM

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