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China reports new H7N9 death

English.news.cn   2014-01-20 16:42:50

SHANGHAI, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Two H7N9 avian flu patients, including a medical worker, have died in Shanghai, the local health authorities said Monday.

Zhang, 31, a medical worker, died around 4 a.m. and Wu, 77, a farmer, died around midnight on Saturday, according to Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning.

Both tested positive for the H7N9 virus on Sunday.

Shanghai has confirmed seven human H7N9 cases so far this year.

H7N9 avian flu cases have also been reported in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian and Guangdong provinces.

The southern province of Guangdong reported its third H7N9 death on Monday.

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3 new human H7N9 cases reported in Zhejiang

HANGZHOU, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Three new human H7N9 cases were reported on Saturday in east China's Zhejiang Province, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 20, local health authorities said.

The new cases include a 35-year-old man surnamed Xiao from Ningbo City, who is in critical condition and is being treated in hospital, according to a statement from the provincial health and family planning commission.Full story

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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