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Second H7N9 Bird Flu Case Reported in Jiangxi

April 26 (JXNEWS) -- East China¡¯s Jiangxi Province has confirmed its second human case of H7N9 bird flu.

A 76-year-old woman in Nanchang, the provincial capital, is confirmed as having the virus. The chickens and ducks raised in this woman's house have died recently. Medical staff say she¡¯s in a critical condition. 10 people having close contact have been under medical observation and not found abnoraml.

Jiangxi has launched a emergency response to prevent further spread of the disease. The local government says it will keep a close watch on the developments of the virus and relay information in a timely manner.

Meanwhile, people have been told how to protect themselves and to stay away from birds.