H7N9 bird flu confirmed in B.C. resident who travelled to China

January 26, 2015 7:41 PM

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H7N9 bird flu confirmed in B.C. resident who travelled to China

The first human case of H7N9 bird flu in North America has been confirmed in a woman from British Columbia who had recently visited China, federal health officials say.

She was never sick enough to need to be hospitalized, and the strain does not spread easily between people, officials said.

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