Via The Standard: All clear for bird flu farm visitor. Excerpt:
A TVB news cameraman has tested negative for the H7N9 bird flu virus after falling sick following a visit to a poultry farm in Guangdong.
Guangzhou-based Tam Wing-man went on assignment to the farm in Foshan city's Shunde district from where chickens sent to Hong Kong were found with H7N9 on January 27.
That prompted a cull of some 20,000 chickens at the Cheung Sha Wan wholesale market and a 21-day halt on poultry imports from the mainland into Hong Kong, where two of three people with bird flu have died this year.
Tam had a fever and sore throat a day after visiting the farm. He returned to Hong Kong on Sunday and sought treatment at North District Hospital.
A TVB spokesman said Tam was found to have common flu and was no longer under quarantine.
But three new cases of H7N9 were confirmed from across the border.
A 27-year-old man is critical in Zhangzhou city, Fujian, after visiting a market in Zhejiang province and showing flu symptoms on January 21. He went into hospital five days later.
In Guangdong, a two-year-old girl from Zhongshan and a 76-year-old woman from Huizhou are in stable condition with H7N9.