China Reports Second Bird Flu Death in Less Than a Month

China confirms that a man from has died of the virus. From Voice of America:

China’s Health Ministry says a 41-year-old man from southern China has died of bird flu, the country’s second death from the disease in less than a month.

In a statement posted on its Web site Thursday, the ministry says the man was admitted to a hospital in the southern Guangxi autonomous region in mid-February and died several days later…

Chinese officials also recently reported a second outbreak of bird flu this year in Tibet. Officials say nearly 8,000 birds have been culled there to keep the disease from spreading.

See also Reuters’ report: China says 41-year-old man dies from bird flu

February 21, 2008, 10:20 PM
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