File image of an ealier case recorded in China in 2014. Photo: Getty Images/AFP/Philippe Lopez

China has reported another human H7N9 avian flu case in the country’s southwest of  Guizhou Province, health authorities said on Monday.

The Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission said in a statement that a 52-year-old man was diagnosed with pneumonia before testing positive for the H7N9 virus on Sunday.

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According to the statement, the man, a native of Pingtang County in Bouyei-Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Qiannan, is a poultry vendor.

He is now receiving treatment in a hospital.

Second in ten days

It is the second human H7N9 case reported in the province over the past 10 days.

A 49-year-old woman, also involved in the poultry trade in Qiannan’s Sui Autonomous County of Sandu, was confirmed to be infected with H7N9 virus on 31 December, 2016.