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China reports one more H7N9 death

2014-03-02 12:14 Xinhua Web Editor: Wang YuXia

One more person in China has died from the deadly strain of H7N9 bird flu, health authorities said Sunday.

A 60-year-old man in Jingxian county in the eastern province of Anhui died from the deadly virus on Friday, the Anhui provincial health department announced on Sunday.

The man, surnamed Liu, was confirmed as a H7N9 infection on Feb. 19 and had been under treatment at a hospital in the city of Wuhu.

Anhui has reported five H7N9 infections so far this year. Of the rest four, one has died, another has been cured and the remaining two are still under treatment.

Across the country, the H7N9 strain of bird flu has infected more than 120 people and killed 32 of them so far this year.


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