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China reports second H7N9 bird flu death in one week

Published on Jan 13, 2014 8:19 PM
 
Live poultry for sale on a street in Shanghai, on Jan 8, 2014. China reports second H7N9 bird flu death in one week. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China reported one more death from the H7N9 strain of bird flu in southwestern Guizhou province, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday, in the second death from the virus in the past week.

A 38-year-old man from Zunyi city died last Thursday, Xinhua said, citing health authorities in Guizhou.

Xinhua said it was the first human case of H7N9 in Guizhou this year.

Last Friday, China said a 38-year-old man in eastern Fujian province died from H7N9.

 
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