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Hong Kong officials meet after bird flu confirmed

Hong Kong officials meet after bird flu confirmed 17 Nov 2010 Hong Kong has confirmed its first case of human bird flu in seven years. Health Secretary York Chow said late Wednesday that a 59-year-old woman had tested positive for H5N1 bird flu after returning to Hong Kong from the Chinese mainland, and is in serious condition in a local hospital. With the announcement, the government raised the bird flu alert to "serious," meaning there is a risk of contracting the disease within the territory.