China reports second bird flu death in a month

BEIJING — China’s health ministry says the country has suffered its second bird flu death in a month.

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Published: Sun 22 Jan 2012, 4:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 11:21 AM

The ministry said a patient died Sunday in Guizhou province in the southwest after being hospitalized on Jan. 6. Hong Kong radio RTHK, citing local authorities, said the patient was a 39-year-old man who said he had no contact with poultry.

A bus driver in the city of Shenzhen, which borders Hong Kong, died Dec. 31 of bird flu in China’s first fatal case in 18 months.

Last week, Vietnam reported its first bird flu fatality in nearly two years. In Cambodia, a 2-year-old boy died last week.

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