China reports new H7N9 death

IANS| Updated: Jan 21, 2014, 09:50 AM IST
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Beijing: Two H7N9 avian flu patients, including a medical worker, have died in China's Shanghai city, health authorities said Monday.

A 31-year old male medical worker with surname Zhang died at around 4 a.m. Saturday while a 77-year-old male farmer surnamed Wu died at around midnight the same day, Xinhua quoted the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning.

Both tested positive for the H7N9 virus posthumously Sunday.

Shanghai has confirmed seven human H7N9 cases so far this year.

Zhejiang, a province located south of Shanghai, also reported six more cases of H7N9 avian flu Sunday and Monday.