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Taiwan confirms first case of H7N9 bird flu outside China

/ 06:19 PM April 24, 2013

This Monday, April 15, 2013 electron microscope image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the H7N9 virus. AP/CDC, C.S. Goldsmith, T. Rowe

TAIPEI — Taiwan on Wednesday reported the first case of the H7N9 bird flu outside of mainland China.

The 53-year-old man, who had been working in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, showed symptoms three days after returning to Taiwan via Shanghai, the Centers for Disease Control said, adding that he had been hospitalized since April 16 and was in a critical condition.

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