April 4th, 2013
03:39 PM ET

Report: China's bird flu death toll rises to 5

Two more people in China have died from the H7N9 bird flu virus, raising the country's death toll to five, state-run news agency Xinhua reported Thursday, citing Shanghai health officials.

H7N9 is a strain of avian flu not detected in humans before China's recent cases, which the country began reporting on Sunday.

Fourteen human cases of H7N9 all in eastern China have now been reported, according to Xinhua.

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  1. Rascal Rabble

    china: the korean instigator

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