Via the South China Morning Post, an AFP report: Hong Kong sees second case of H7N9 bird flu in a week.
Hong Kong on Friday saw its second human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, according to a report by RTHK, the second case to come to light in less than five days.
An 80-year old man has been infected and is hospitalised.
The first case of H7N9, a 36-year-old Indonesian domestic worker, was confirmed on Monday. The live-in helper contracted the virus after killing and cooking a chicken in Shenzhen.
Seventeen people are in isolation after coming into contact with the Indonesian domestic helper and a total of 200 people have been placed under observation as a precaution.
The H7N9 virus has killed 45 of the 138 people infected on the mainland since the first human case was reported in February. One person has also been infected in Taiwan.