(VANCOUVER SUN) — The first North American human case of H7N9 bird flu has been confirmed in B.C.
Canadian health officials announced Monday that a woman in her 50’s from the Lower Mainland has tested positive for avian influenza A(H7N9), the potentially deadly virus that has infected hundreds of people in China since first emerging in humans in March 2013.
Another family member, a man, who travelled with the Lower Mainland woman to China is believed to have been infected as well. They only developed symptoms after returning home to Canada earlier this month.
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