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Ministry steps up bird flu measures

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The Public Health Ministry has stepped up vigilance to contain any possible outbreak of H7N9 avian flu. 

The move came after a patient in Taiwan was confirmed on Wednesday to have contracted the virus.

It was the first incidence of H7N9 reported outside China, where 109 people have been infected and 22 killed by the virus as of Thursday, according to World Health Organisation figures.

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