Shanghai boy infected with H7N9 flu 'basically recovered'
Monday, 08 April, 2013 [Updated: 13:33]

Ernest Kao
Authorities have confirmed that a four-year-old boy with the H7N9 infection had ?basically recovered? from the virus in a Shanghai hospital.

Wu Fan, director of the Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, announced on Sunday on the city's weibo account that the boy was in ?good condition" in what is the first reported recovery from the new strain of avian flu.

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,? a doctor from the Fudan University Children's Hospital 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...