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City reports another bird flu death

2013-06-26 16:24 Shanghai Daily Web Editor: Wang YuXia

A 56-year-old man, the husband of a couple both confirmed infection, died of H7N9 bird flu in the wea hours today, bringing the city's H7N9 death toll to 16, Shanghai Health and Family Planning Commission announced this afternoon.

The city has detected 33 cases of H7N9 bird flu. So far 15 patients have been discharged with recovery and two patients are still in hospital for treatment.

The died patient, a local resident surnamed Gu, was confirmed the infection on April 11 and transferred to Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center for treatment since April 19.

Gu's wife surnamed Yu, 52, started to have flu-like symptoms on March 27 and died in Huashan Hospital on April 3. She was reported a H7N9 case on April 4.

Special report: H7N9 avian influenza

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