China Reports Bird Flu Outbreak in Tibet, Human Death

AFP follows up on the reported outbreak in , as a 22-year-old man died from the disease in Hunan:

Chinese authorities on Tuesday reported a fresh bird flu outbreak among poultry in Tibet, a day after confirming a 22-year-old man in central China had died of the deadly virus.

The agriculture ministry said 132 poultry had died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu in a village outside the regional capital Lhasa and about 7,700 birds had been slaughtered to bring the outbreak under control.

The man, surnamed Li, developed a fever and headache on January 16 and was hospitalised on January 22. But his condition worsened and he died two days later, according to a statement posted on the health ministry’s website.

See also Xinhua’s report: China confirms second bird flu outbreak in Tibet this year

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