Thursday, May 2, 2013

Bird Flu: Death Toll In China Reaches 27

The death toll from a new strain of the bird flu virus has risen to 27 after a man died in central China's Hunan Province.

The 55-year-old, whose surname was given as Jiao, died after receiving medical treatment, according to state news agency Xinhua.

At least 126 people have been diagnosed with the H7N9 virus since it was first reported in late March, with most cases so far confined to eastern China. One case has been reported in Taiwan.