Woman Dies of Bird Flu in Southern China

A new case of human death of bird flu rings a bell in China. From Reuters:

A woman in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong has died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the government said on Monday, the fourth human death from the virus in China since late last year.

The 44-year-old migrant worker, surnamed Zhang, was working in Haifeng county in the eastern part of Guangdong, where she had contact with dead poultry. She died after developing fever and a cough…

The latest case follows two confirmed deaths from bird flu in China this year, one in central Hunan province and the other in the southern region of Guangxi. In December, a man in the eastern province of Jiangsu also died from the disease.

February 25, 2008 12:00 AM
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