THE M3: H7N9 BIRD FLU

THE MACAU METRO MONITOR, DECEMBER 3, 2013

HONG KONG CONFIRMS 1ST HUMAN H7N9 BIRD FLU CASE WSJ

Hong Kong is on public-health alert after the city confirmed its first human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, with an Indonesian domestic worker hospitalized in critical condition.  Health secretary Ko Wing-man said the government has raised its influenza pandemic response level to "serious" from "alert."  The number of human H7N9 infections in China has dropped significantly in recent months.  As of early November, there were 139 confirmed human cases of H7N9 and 45 deaths reported since April, according to the WHO.