Travel advisory for Chinese province raised after new H7N9 case

10/07/2015 04:18 PM
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Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) Taiwan has raised a travel advisory for China's Zhejiang Province by one level after an H7N9 avian flu case was reported there Oct. 2, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday.

The patient, a 62-year-old woman, had been exposed to birds two weeks before developing symptoms and is currently under intensive care, the CDC said, citing Chinese health officials.

Issuing a level-two alert for Zhejiang, the CDC said travelers to the province should take careful precautions.

They should avoid contact with live or dead birds, pay attention to personal hygiene and seek medical attention immediately if they develop symptoms such as a fever or a cough, the CDC said.

Other cities and provinces in China are still on the level-one watch.

The agency uses a three-tier warning system, with level three being the most severe, meaning that people are advised against traveling to the destination.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)ENDITEM/J

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