Thursday, February 21, 2008

China Reports 2nd H5N1 Fatality in a month

"A man died of the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain in southern China in the second confirmed case in a month, China's Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

The 41 year-old resident of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region developed bird flu symptoms on February 12 and died on February 20, two days after being admitted to a local hospital. He became the 18th H5N1 fatality on the country's record.

On January 24, the virus killed a 22 year-old resident of the central Hunan Province.

In both deaths, the source of infection has yet to be established."

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