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China reports 24th death from H7N9 bird flu virus

The H7N9 avian influenza virus claimed a new victim in China on Monday (April 29), according to the state news agency, Xinhua, bringing the number of deaths caused by contamination to 24.

The patient died in Shanghai 12 days after treatment began. China has registered more than 120 cases of H7N9 virus infection. Most have been in eastern China, and one in Taiwan - a victim who was infected on the continent.

Experts fear the virus could mutate into a form that is easily transmissible between humans, with the potential to generate a pandemic.

Information provided by Xinhua and G1


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