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(Avian flu) 13 deaths in Jiangxi since January

China | Mar 20, 2017 09:37
Thirteen of the 37 people infected with H7N9 avian flu have died since January in eastern Jiangxi Province, the provincial health and family planning commission announced.
The province has stepped up monitoring of the epidemic as well as efforts to halt the operation of live poultry markets and carry out disinfection and quarantine to prevent infection.
According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission, 79 people died nationwide in January from the virus.
H7N9 is a bird flu strain first reported to have infected humans in China in March 2013. Infections usually occur in winter and spring.-Xinhua


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