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December 08, 2005

China reports new human case of avian flu

BEIJING A poultry worker in northeast China has tested positive for the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the government said Thursday, making her the country's fifth human case of the disease. The World Health Organization did not immediately confirm the case on its website. The WHO has listed four confirmed cases in China, including two deaths. The 31-year-old woman, surnamed Liu, was sickened Oct. 30 in Heishan County in Liaoning province, the official Xinhua news agency reported. She

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