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Avian flu returns to Hong Kong

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7191.1098c (Published 24 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1098
  1. Joanne McManus
  1. Hong Kong

    Health officials in Hong Kong have reported two cases of a new strain of an avian influenza virus in humans. It is the first time that the new strain, H9N2, has been isolated from humans in Hong Kong, said Dr Paul Saw, deputy director of the city's department of health, adding that it had been found in ducks and chickens for many years.

    According to a statement issued by …

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