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China bird flu death reported as 2014 toll rises
China bird flu death reported as 2014 toll rises

A man has died from the H7N9 bird flu strain in eastern China, at the end of a year in which cases of the virus have accelerated.

China bird flu death reported as 2014 toll rises
Netherlands bans poultry transport after discovering bird flu
Netherlands bans poultry transport after discovering bird flu

Dutch officials banned the transport of poultry in the Netherlands after the discovery of a highly infectious strain of bird flu which could jump to humans.

Netherlands bans poultry transport after discovering bird flu
Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak
Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

Japan has finished slaughtering 112,000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to swiftly contain the latest outbreak, officials said Tuesday.

Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak
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China bird flu deaths reach 72 this year: government

A total of 72 people died from the H7N9 bird flu strain in China in the first two months of this year, government figures showed, far more than in the whole of 2013.

China bird flu deaths reach 72 this year: government
Chinese scientists sound warning over new bird flu
Chinese scientists sound warning over new bird flu

Chinese scientists sounded the alarm Wednesday after a new bird flu virus, H10N8, killed an elderly woman in December and infected another individual last month.

Chinese scientists sound warning over new bird flu
Three H7N9 cases in same Chinese family: Xinhua
Three H7N9 cases in same Chinese family: Xinhua

Three members of the same Chinese family have contracted H7N9 bird flu in the province worst-affected by the current spike in cases, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Three H7N9 cases in same Chinese family: Xinhua
China 'downgrades' H7N9 bird flu description
China 'downgrades' H7N9 bird flu description

China has reportedly downgraded H7N9 bird flu in humans, dropping its description as "infectious" in new guidelines on how to deal with the disease, even as new cases spike with the onset of winter.

China 'downgrades' H7N9 bird flu description
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China confirms human death from new bird flu type

A 73-year-old Chinese woman has died of a type of bird flu new in humans, health officials say, but experts believe the risk of it spreading between people is low.

China confirms human death from new bird flu type
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Taiwan doctors urge vigilance over new bird flu virus

Researchers in Taiwan on Thursday called on watchdogs to keep up their guard after a flu virus that commonly circulates among chickens was found for the first time in a human being.

Taiwan doctors urge vigilance over new bird flu virus
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New H7N9 bird flu death confirmed in China: hospital

A Chinese woman infected with the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus died of multiple organ failure, a Beijing hospital said, bringing the total fatalities from the disease to 45.

New H7N9 bird flu death confirmed in China: hospital
Researchers propose new experiments on mutant bird flu
Researchers propose new experiments on mutant bird flu

Scientists proposed developing a more potent strain of the deadly H7N9 bird flu on Wednesday to examine how mutant forms might spread among humans, a topic that has stoked global alarm in the past.

Researchers propose new experiments on mutant bird flu
First likely case of H7N9 bird flu spread by humans reported
First likely case of H7N9 bird flu spread by humans reported

Chinese scientists on Wednesday reported the first likely case of direct person-to-person transmission of the H7N9 bird flu virus that has killed over 40 people since March.

First likely case of H7N9 bird flu spread by humans reported
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H7N9 bird flu kills about 1/3 hospitalised patients: study

The H7N9 bird flu that hit China this year killed over a third of hospitalised patients, said researchers Monday who labelled the virus "less serious" but probably more widespread than previously thought.

H7N9 bird flu kills about 1/3 hospitalised patients: study
No new H7N9 cases in China for a week: government
No new H7N9 cases in China for a week: government

No new human cases of the H7N9 virus have been recorded in China for a week, national health authorities said, for the first time since the outbreak began in March.

No new H7N9 cases in China for a week: government
Bird flu costs China industry $65 bn: state media
Bird flu costs China industry $65 bn: state media

China's human H7N9 bird flu outbreak has cost the country's poultry industry more than 400 billion yuan ($65 billion) as consumers shun chicken.

Bird flu costs China industry $65 bn: state media
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China reports four more deaths, 129 bird flu cases

The death toll from the H7N9 bird flu outbreak in China has risen to 31.

China reports four more deaths, 129 bird flu cases
WHO team probes bird flu in Shanghai
WHO team probes bird flu in Shanghai

A World Health Organisation team was due Monday to wrap up a trip to Shanghai, centre of China's bird flu outbreak which has killed 20 people, as part of an investigation into how the virus is spreading.

WHO team probes bird flu in Shanghai
Experts probe human-to-human spread of China bird flu
Experts probe human-to-human spread of China bird flu

Experts from the UN's health agency are examining whether the H7N9 bird flu virus is spreading among humans, after a cluster of cases among relatives.

Experts probe human-to-human spread of China bird flu
Online pictures of dead birds spur China flu openness
Online pictures of dead birds spur China flu openness

Photos of 10 dead sparrows on a Chinese pavement which went viral on social media and drew a swift official response show how hard covering up a bird flu outbreak would be in the Internet age.

Online pictures of dead birds spur China flu openness
China media urge eating poultry despite bird flu
China media urge eating poultry despite bird flu

China's poultry industry lost 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) in the week after the H7N9 bird flu virus began infecting humans, state-run media said Monday as they sought to discourage panic.

China media urge eating poultry despite bird flu