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January 04, 2006

China bird flu fatality 'never touched poultry'

A woman who died last week from H5N1 avian influenza had no known contact with poultry and seldom ate poultry meat, Chinese state media said today. The 41-year-old factory worker died on December 21 in the southeastern city of Sanming, Fujian province, an urban area where China has reported no outbreaks of the virus among birds or other animals. But she had no contact with infected birds and no bird flu infections were found in Sanming. Zhou's relatives also said that she did not like

Posted by dymaxion at January 4, 2006 10:01 AM

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