China Reports Second Bird Flu Death this Month

A woman in Shandong Province has reportedly died of bird flu, in the second such death in a month. From AFP:

The 27-year-old, surnamed Zhang, fell ill on January 5 and died Saturday evening, Xinhua news agency said, citing the Shandong provincial health department.

The national disease prevention and control centre on Sunday confirmed that she was infected with the H5N1 strain of avian influenza, according to Xinhua.

It brings to 22 the number of people in China who have died from the virus since 2003.

Meanwhile a toddler is in critical condition after being infected with bird flu.

January 18, 2009 8:37 PM
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