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August 16, 2006

China reports new human H5N1 death

Via the Washington Post: China Reports New Human Bird Flu Death. Excerpt:

A farmer has died of bird flu in far western China, the 14th person to die of the disease in the country.The Health Ministry confirmed the 62-year-old farmer in the Xinjiang region died July 12 of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

The case brings China's total number of human bird flu infections to 21, Xinhua said. The tally includes a case the government confirmed last week occurred in 2003, two years before China publicly acknowledged its first human infection.

the Xinhua story.

Posted by dymaxion at August 16, 2006 10:37 PM

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