China's Guangdong reports human infection of H5N6 bird flu

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FILE PHOTO: Children leave a school in Shekou area of Shenzhen, China

BEIJING (Reuters) – The health authority in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong said on Thursday that one case of a human being infected with the H5N6 strain of bird flu has been reported in the city of Dongguan.

The Health Commission of Guangdong Province said in a statement that experts considered the risk of transmission to be low at this stage.

A jump in the number of people in China infected with bird flu this year is raising concern among experts, who say a previously circulating strain appears to have changed and may be more infectious to people.

(Reporting by Roxanne Liu and Dominique Patton; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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