A 50-year-old man from Changchun City, who is in a stable condition in hospital, was confirmed to have the H7N9 virus by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the provincial government’s information office. It is the first human H7N9 bird flu case in the province.
Another three H7N9 cases were confirmed in south China’s Guangdong Province, including one death. A 46-year-old woman from Zhaoqing City and a 69-year-old man in Jiangmen City are in hospital receiving treatment. A 64-year-old man from Guangzhou City died on Tuesday, according to the provincial health and family planning commission.
There have been more than 120 human H7N9 cases reported in China so far this year and at least 32 deaths, according to latest official figures.