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East China Province Reports New H7N9 Cases

13 March 2017, at 12:00am

CHINA - Four more human infections of H7N9 bird flu have been reported in east China's Jiangxi Province, including one fatality, local health authorities said on Monday.

The new cases brought the number of infections in the province this year to 36 and fatalities to 12, according to the provincial health and family planning commission.

The province has increased supervision of local poultry markets.

H7N9 is a bird flu strain first reported to have infected humans in China in March 2013. Infections are most likely occur in winter and spring.

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