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Officials said the 59-year-old fell ill shortly after returning from a visit to the Chinese mainland. It is not yet clear whether she contracted the potentially fatal disease there or in Hong Kong. The territory has raised its alert level to “serious”, meaning there is a risk of contracting the disease.
The last outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus in Hong Kong killed six people in 2003.
Health chief York Chow said there was no sign yet that the virus has been spread between humans and that investigations were focusing on poultry as being the source of the infection.
Go here for the full story:Hong Kong diagnoses first bird flu case in seven years