China reports 10th bird flu death, five new cases

Breaking News April 11, 2013 00:00

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Beijing - China reported its 10th death and five more cases of H7N9 bird flu on Thursday, as state media said scientists were developing a vaccine that would be ready within seven months.


The eastern commercial hub of Shanghai, the area worst-hit by the virus, reported three new infections including a 74-year-old man who died on Thursday afternoon.
Health authorities in nearby Jiangsu province said they had confirmed two more infections in a 31-year-old chef, who was in critical condition, and a 56-year-old teacher.
The new cases brought the nationwide total to 38 confirmed infections, including 10 deaths, in Shanghai, Jiangsu and the neighbouring provinces of Anhui and Zhejiang.//DPA

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