China said Sunday a 29-year-old man had been infected with bird flu, the country's sixth case in just three weeks, sparking fears of an outbreak as the nation celebrated the Lunar New Year.IT MIGHT BE FROM ASYMPTOMATIC POULTRY.
The patient, surnamed Zhou, fell ill on January 15 in the southwestern province of Guizhou, the country's Ministry of Health said in an online statement.
He tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus and was in a critical condition, the statement said.
Zhou is the sixth person to have become infected with bird flu in three weeks. Four of those patients have died from H5N1.
He had been exposed to live poultry before he fell ill, according to the ministry.
ANOTHER CASE IN EGYPTM TOO.
SATY TUNED... THIS COULD BECOME WORSE THAN THE FINANCIAL MELTDOWN...