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Avian flu patient in SW China released from hospital
26/5/2006 17:11

An eight-year-old girl in southwest China's Sichuan Province was discharged from hospital today after being cured of avian flu.
Sun Yue waved goodbye to doctors and nurses as she hopped out of the People's Hospital in Suining at midday, carrying a bouquet and a doll.
Her doctors said she has recovered after about five weeks of treatment.
"She's had normal temperature for more than a week and all her symptoms have gone," said Jiang Yuanming, head of the hospital's anti-infection department.
Sun, a third grader of primary school at Tangjia Township in Suining, was hospitalized on April 23. The national center for disease control and prevention confirmed she was suffering from the H5N1 strain of bird flu.
She is the sixth human case of avian flu to be cured of the disease on the Chinese mainland.