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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.