Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Two More H5N1 Deaths in China

The World Health Organisation says two more Chinese nationals diagnosed with bird flu have died from the disease, bringing the country's total to five. WHO spokesman in Beijing, Roy Wadia, said a 10-year-old girl died on December 16 and a 35-year-old man died on December 30. He said China's health ministry informed the WHO of the deaths, however the health ministry was unable to comment immediately on Mr Wadia's statement, according to AFP. China has reported eight cases of H5N1 human infections since late last year. Read More ....

Source: SBS Australia
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