Avian Influenza — China
A 7 year old boy in Hong Kong has been infected with H9 bird flu, adding to the health woes in a city already fearing a wider outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. The boy was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital’s isolation ward. The Centre for Health Protection on Friday [7 Feb 2020] confirmed that the boy’s nasal swab tested positive for the strain of avian flu, with the subtype still to be determined. The boy had recently returned to the city from mainland China.
The centre said the boy