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Beijing H7N9 bird flu victim leaves hospital

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A seven-year-old girl who contracted the H7N9 strain of bird flu left hospital on Wednesday and appeared before media in an apparent bid by health authorities to cool concerns about the deadly virus. 

A video grab shows a seven-year-old girl, Beijing's first human case of the H7N9 bird flu, recovering at Ditan hospital in Beijing, April 15, 2013. She left hospital on Wednesday and appeared before media in an apparent bid by health authorities to cool concerns about the deadly virus.

The daughter of poultry traders was Beijing's first confirmed human case of the virus, which has killed 17 people and infected scores of people hundreds of miles (kilometres) away in eastern China over the past few weeks.

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