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 has died of the strain of , 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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