Mon, Jun 04, 2012 - Page 1 News List

Human bird-flu case in a Hong Kong boy confirmed

HIGH ALERT:A jittery Hong Kong has announced a series of preventive measures, while Taiwan has been screening incoming travelers for fever since Saturday


People should avoid coming into contact with poultry, and the meat and eggs of chickens, ducks or geese should be eaten only if they are thoroughly cooked, he said, adding that people who develop a fever or symptoms similar to a cold or flu on their return to Taiwan should seek the aid of CDC personnel at the airport.

Additional reporting by CNA

Translated by Jake Chung, staff writer

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