Wednesday, April 24, 2013

China bird flu spreads to new province

Terra Daily via AFP: China on Tuesday said the H7N9 bird flu had spread to a new area as it confirmed the first case in the eastern province of Shandong in an outbreak which has so far killed 22 people.

Since China announced on March 31 that the virus had been discovered in humans for the first time, most cases have been confined to the commercial hub Shanghai and three nearby provinces, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui. Beijing and the central province of Henan have also reported cases...

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