Chinese media report human case of H5N6 bird flu in Sichuan

China’s state media has confirmed one human infection with the H5N6 strain of bird flu in Sichuan province on 15 July.
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Reuters reports that the 55-year old male infected with the bird flu in Bazhong city had been sent to hospital and local authorities have culled poultry in the vicinity, said the state broadcaster CCTV.

Experts believe that the infection was an occasional case and "the risk of an invisible epidemic is extremely low", the media said.

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