From CBS News:
"A farmer in southeast China has contracted the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, state media reported Thursday.
Xinhua News Agency said it was China's first human case of bird flu since Jan. 10, when the government said a 37-year-old farmer in Anhui province in eastern China had contracted bird flu but had recovered.
In the latest case, in coastal Fujian province, Xinhua said a 44-year-old farmer with the surname Li was diagnosed on Feb. 18 after he developed a fever and began coughing.
Xinhua said tests by the provincial disease control and prevention center showed Li had been infected with the H5N1 virus strain and that the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the result on Feb. 27.
The report did not say whether the farmer worked with poultry or whether infected birds were found."
China waited 12 days to report this news. Maybe in two weeks we'll get to find out whether he died or not.
Also note how amazingly detailed the report was! "Farmer has the bird flu." What farm? Was it a poultry farm???
The lack of information and delay in reporting is just a little suspect, I think. Watch this turn out to be a pig farmer.
Year of the pig, indeed!