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Chinese soldier was the victim of bird flu

June 5 2007
08:38

Soldier of the People's Liberation Army of China, who served in southeastern Fujian province, died as a result of infection with avian influenza.

According to Xinhua news agency citing the Ministry of Health of China, the first symptoms in a patient on May 9, one week later, tests confirmed the presence of blood in its highly pathogenic H5N1.

The soldier, were receiving intensive care in a military hospital, died on June 3. Under what circumstances he could pass the infection was not reported. China is already the 26 th case of human transmission of bird flu, 16 of them were fatal.

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