China reports another bird flu death, bringing total to 8
Published on Apr 9, 2013 8:31 PM
BEIJING (REUTERS) - Another person died in China from a new strain of bird flu on Tuesday, state media said, bringing to eight the number of deaths from the H7N9 virus since it was confirmed in humans for the first time last month.
The 83-year-old victim, from the eastern province of Jiangsu, was admitted to hospital with a fever on March 20 and confirmed as having H7N9 on April 2, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
It also said that the number of people infected by the H7N9 strain has increased to 28, with four new cases being reported on Tuesday.
Two new cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu were reported from Shanghai and Zhegian Province, Xinhua said.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!