By Erik Crouch
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A Shanghai child who was infected with the H7N9 flu has pretty much gotten better, according to a decently cheery report from Shanghai’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Eleven cases of H7N9 have been reported in Shanghai: five people have died, five are still being treated, and this lucky four year old has recovered. He will continue to be tested for seven days before being discharged into the city, where he can soon “basically recover” from all sorts of wonderful new diseases and maladies.
South China Morning Post reports:
The boy was one of three cases reported to the National Health and Family Planning Commission on Thursday. He was last reported to be in “satisfactory” condition.
“His temperature has normalised. There are no symptoms of respiratory difficulties … our observations show that his situation is stable,” Yu Hui, a doctor from the Children’s Hospital affiliated with Fudan University told reporters at Eastday News. She said the boy’s case proves that there will be mild cases of H7N9 in addition to severe ones.