New ‘H6N1’ Bird Flu Reported in Taiwan

Thursday, November 14, 2013
By Paul Martin

Rachael Rettner
November 13, 2013

A 20-year-old woman in Taiwan is the first person known to be infected with a strain of bird flucalled H6N1, according to a new report of the case.

In May, the woman was hospitalized after she developed a high fever, cough and shortness of breath. Tests for common respiratory infections came up negative, but more detailed tests revealed she had H6N1, a flu virus that’s common in birds, but has never before been seen in people.

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