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Bird flu subtype re-emerges in Hong Kong

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An elderly man has contracted a mild form of bird flu in the first case of its type for four years, Hong Kong officials said on Monday. 

Officials test poultry at the border with mainland China in Hong Kong as part of measures against the spread of the deadly H7N9 bird flu on April 11, 2013

"We are now investigating a confirmed human case of influenza A H9N2, affecting a man aged 86," Leung Ting-hung, controller of the city's Centre for Health Protection, told reporters.

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