Hong Kong has confirmed its first case of H7N9 bird flu infection, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday. Authorities activated a contingency plan Monday after an Indonesian domestic worker, who recently traveled to Shenzhen, was found to have contracted the deadly new strain. The 36-year-old is in critical condition in a hospital with severe pneumonia and breathing with the help of an artificial lung. The live-in helper works for a couple with two children. All four are said to have minor flu symptoms and are under quarantine, the report said.
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