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Shanghai confirms new human cases of H7N9 bird flu – Reuters

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BEIJING – Shanghai’s health authority has confirmed a new human case of infection by the H7N9 strain of avian influenza, the state-owned Xinhua news agency said on Friday.

The man diagnosed with the H7N9 bird flu is treated at a hospital, Xinhua reported.

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Shanghai has already reported one human case of H7N9 infection this month.

Shanghai is China’s largest city by population with more than 24 million inhabitants.

The bird flu is most likely to strike in winter and spring, and the farmers have in recent years increased cleaning regimes, animal detention techniques and built roofs to cover chicken pens, among other work, to prevent the disease.

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