April 1st, 2013
02:18 AM ET

2 dead in China from unusual bird flu strain

Two people in China have died and another remains critical after falling ill with a strain of bird flu not detected before in humans, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.

Both of those who died, men aged 27 and 87, lived in Shanghai, while a 35-year-old woman in Chuzhou city in nearby Anhui province is in the hospital, the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission said Sunday, according to Xinhua.

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  1. Mr Dalloway

    The world is truly, long due a pandemic and this story is a whisper of it.

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