Girl in Guangxi Infected with Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu

December 5, 2005 12:00 am Last Updated: December 5, 2005 12:00 am

At 10 p.m. on Dec 6, the China Ministry of Health announced a case of human infection with caused by the highly pathogenic bird flu H5N1 virus in Ziyuan County, Guangxi Province.

The patient, Tang, is a 10-year old girl from Ziyuan County, Guangxi Province. On Nov 23, 2005, Tang appeared to have a fever and pneumonia. The China Center for Disease Control and Prevention did tests on the patient's sample and the results showed positive for H5N1 virus nucleic acid.

Experts form the Ministry of Health confirmed that the patient is a case of human being infected with the highly pathogenic bird flu virus. Currently the patient is in a hospital under emergency treatment.