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China’s Guangdong reports human case of H5N6 bird flu

Chickens are seen in a livestock market before the market asked to stop trading on March 1 in prevention of bird flu transmission, in Kunming

(Corrects headline and para 1 to read H5N6, not N5H6)

BEIJING (Reuters) – The health authority in southern China’s Guangdong province said on Wednesday that a single case of a human being infected with the H5N6 strain of bird flu has been reported in the city of Dongguan.

The infected patient, a 53-year-old male, is being treated in hospital, the Health Commission of Guangdong Province said in a statement, adding that experts considered the risk of transmission to be low at this stage.

This story corrects headline and para 1 to read H5N6, not N5H6.

(Reporting by Colin Qian and Tom Daly, Editing by Louise Heavens)

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