The China Post
Date: February 7, 2017
By: James Lo
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The first person in Taiwan to contract H7N9 avian influenza this year
is in critical condition, the Kaohsiung City government reported on Monday.
The patient, a 69-year-old Taiwanese businessman, has been moved to the intensive care unit of a local hospital as his condition has worsened, the Kaohsiung Department of Health reported.
Also yesterday, national disease control authorities reported Taiwan’s first case of the highly pathogenic H5N6 avian influenza virus, saying it had been confirmed in a dead gosling in Hualien.
The bird flu patient had displayed symptoms of the flu while he was in Guangdong province late last month. [FULL STORY]