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China reports fourth death from bird flu


Source: | 01-25-2009 16:17

A 31-year-old woman has died of bird flu in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. She is the fourth person to die from the disease in China this year.

A 31-year-old woman has died of bird flu in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
A 31-year-old woman has died of bird flu in the Xinjiang 
Uygur Autonomous Region.

The woman surnamed Zhang lived in the regional capital Urumqi. She had been to a poultry market before she fell ill on January the 10th. Zhang was confirmed to have been infected with the H-5-N-1 strain of bird flu on Saturday.

So far, no one who had close contact with her has shown symptoms of infection. The Urumqi city government has set up a task force to prevent and control the virus. It also launched a daily surveillance and reporting system.

The central government has warned that the mass migration of workers and students for the lunar New Year makes it a greater challenge to effectively prevent the spread of the disease.


Editor:Du Xiaodan