Taiwan Reports the World's First Human Case of H6N1 Bird Flu

A 20-year-old woman was infected, now making full recovery


TAIPEI (AFP)—Taiwan on Friday reported what it said was the world's first ever human case of the H6N1 strain of bird flu, commonly found in poultry.

A 20-year-old woman living in central Taiwan showed flu symptoms on May 5 and was briefly hospitalised for minor pneumonia before making a full recovery, the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) said.