The first imported Influenza A (H7N9) case was detected in Malaysia and the victim was a female tourist from China, Malaysian Health Ministry reported on February 12.

Health Minister Subramaniam told at a press conference that the two screenings on the 67-year-old Chinese woman showed that she was tested positive for H7N9 virus.

He said there was no need to panic as the risk for human transmission of H7N9 is very low.

The patient is receiving treatment and is in stable condition, while 20 people who used to have close contact with her have been quarantined.

On the same day, the Chinese authorities confirmed three more H7N9 cases in Zhejiang province, bringing the total in the localities to 82.

Since the beginning of this year, China has reported more than 120 human H7N9 cases, including at least 31 deaths.-VNA