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Bird flu deaths rise to 27 in China

A 55-year-old man has died in central China from a new type of bird flu, bringing to 27 the total number of fatalities because of the mysterious H7N9 virus, said the state news agency, Xinhua, on Thursday.

The virus, which has infected 127 people in China, is a threat to global health and should be taken seriously, scientists said on Wednesday.

The World Health Organization (WHO), based in Geneva, has described H7N9 as "one of the most lethal" flu viruses, but said that for now there is no evidence of transmission between humans.

The latest victim, identified by Xinhua only as Jiao, sold cooked pork and was diagnosed with the virus on April 26. He died in Hunan province. So far, 26 people have recovered after contracting the virus, according to Xinhua.

Information provided by Reuters



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