December 31st, 2011
06:38 AM ET

Report: Chinese man dies of bird flu

A 39-year-old man in southern China died Saturday from what appears to be a contagious strain of avian flu, state media reported Saturday.

The man - identified by Xinhua as a bus driver with the surname Chen - was hospitalized in Shenzhen on December 21 as he battled a fever. He tested positive for the H5N1 avian influenza virus, the provincial health department said in a statement, according to the official news agency.

The man had not traveled out of the city of Shenzhen, nor did he have direct contact with poultry in the month before he came down with the fever, according to the department.

Shenzhen borders Hong Kong, where more than 17,000 chickens were ordered culled on the same day that Chen was hospitalized. That decision came after a chicken carcass tested positive for avian flu.

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  1. banasy©

    Dear hamsta:
    I think the Chinese are *already* occupying China.

    Cheers,
    banasy©

    December 31, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • nsaidi

      You just got baited ...

      December 31, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I wonder if this chicken I'm eating right now came from China ?
    If I get the bird flu, will I start growing feathers and laying eggs ?

    December 31, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Uh Oh. By that above statement, I think I already started laying eggs.

    December 31, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    @bc(iah)©:

    Bock bock BOCK!

    Pretty sure if it's dead and cooked, you'll be fine.

    Although you *could* feather your own bed...lol

    Happy New Year, bobcat.

    @nsaidi:

    You are *quick*!
    Dayum!

    December 31, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ banasy©
    Oh no, I forgot to cook it.
    And your saying, If I make my own bed, I'll have to lay in it.
    Hmmm, Been there.
    Happy New Year banasy.

    December 31, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)¬©

      P.S.

      Bwok Bwok Bwok

      December 31, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    @bc(iah)©

    Darling man, if you forgot to cook it, I'm afraid getting the bird flu will be pretty much last on the list of ailments you might get...

    And I usually *unmake* my bed before lying in it...but that's just me.
    You can do whatever you want!
    (Or whatever the missus tells you to do, lmao!)

    December 31, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Well, bwock bock bock BCIAH to you, too! ūüėČ

    December 31, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ banasy©
    The last statement says it all.
    And the bed is optional. There's more room on the floor, and you don't have to worry about falling off of it. LMAO

    December 31, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    @bc(iah)©

    Just so we understand each other... ūüôā

    I hope I hit my bed tonight...the floor is *cold*!

    December 31, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)

    @ banasy©
    If you do manage to hit the bed, make sure you put one foot on the floor to keep the room from spinning.

    I case i miss ya'll later,

    Happy New Year

    I'll talk to you guys next year.

    December 31, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. hamsta

    cnn like all conmen has to come up with a good diversion while they steal from u.lets get the masses paranoid over nonexistant pandemics and global warming so they dont notice the government stealing their life savings and making their grandchildren pay for it all.and when they get caught theyll just blame the tea party.i wonder if nicole saidie can sleep at night after assuming the role of joseph geobelles.

    December 31, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. hamsta

    has anyone seen the foreclosed homes scam with cnns name attached to iton the tv?my friend called the number then asks me for my credit card number.i told him to hang up my phone cuz its a scam.now a telesolicitor calls my phone twice a day.why does someone need my credit card for a free list of foreclosed homes?answer-its a scam.

    December 31, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. tif31

    @ hamsta

    Good to see finihing out the year in your regular yada yada fashion.

    December 31, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    BIRD DIES OF CHINIESE MAN FLU

    January 1, 2012 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mr. Ducky‚ĄĘ

    @hamsta:

    Congratulations.
    You *still* make absolutely no sense.

    How do *you* sleep at night? I suspect it's with a lot of pharms.

    January 1, 2012 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
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