Avian flu patient in SW China released from hospital
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.