Friday, May 24, 2013

Taiwanese H7N9 patient recovers, discharged from hospital with a Cake

Taipei, May 24 (CNA) A Taiwanese man who is the only person in the country found to have contracted the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus has recovered and was discharged from National Taiwan University (NTU) Hospital Friday.

The patient, identified only by his family name Lee, had been hospitalized for 35 days with the virus that affected the functions of his internal organs.

At the height of Lee's illness, the hospital had to resort to intubation, an artificial lung and dialysis in an effort to save his life.