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New 'H6N1' Bird Flu Reported in Taiwan
A 20-year-old woman in Taiwan is the first person known to be infected with a strain of bird flu called H6N1, according to a new report of the case.
In May, the woman was hospitalized after she developed a high fever, cough and shortness of breath. Tests for common respiratory infections came up negative, but more detailed tests revealed she had H6N1, a flu virus that's common in birds, but has never before been seen in people.
The woman was treated with the anti-viral medication oseltamivir (Tamiflu), and made a full recovery.
New bird flu strain found that can jump to humans
A NEW strain of bird flu has mutated to infect humans after a woman became the first person in the world to be infected.
Thai Ministry steps up efforts to fight viruses
Public Health Minister Pradit Sintawanarong said the ministry was concerned by possible outbreaks of avian influenza viruses H5N1 and H7N9, and a new Sars-like strain of novel coronavirus known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).