China reports 45 dead from H7N9 bird flu
August 16, 2013 - 9:27:31 am
BEIJING: The new H7N9 bird flu strain has killed 45 people on the Chinese mainland since the first human infection was confirmed in late March, Xinhua news agency reported.
A total of 135 H7N9 cases have been confirmed, with 134 on the mainland and one in Taiwan, the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has earlier announced
"There are still many unknown conditions relating to the H7N9 bird flu virus as well as diseases that might result from it, and the risks of a flu pandemic caused by a new type of avian influenza virus should not be underestimated," it said in a statement today. (QNA)