Notice H5N6-infected mother gives birth to healthy child

A H5N6 virus infected mother gave birth to a healthy child in the city of Zhaoqing in south China’s Guangdong Province, according to a local hospital.

The 40-year-old mother was diagnosed with H5N6 avian flu in the city’s Zhaoqing No.1 hospital when she was 35 weeks pregnant.

She gave birth to a healthy child on Dec. 29, 2015 and is still in critical condition due to a cesarean section and lung infection, said Zhong Jiali, spokesperson of the hospital on Sunday.



Doctors have asked all close contacts of the woman to take Tamiflu, an anti-viral drug for flu, as a preventive measure.


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