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Woman in China first to die from bird flu strain: WHO
« on: December 18, 2013, 11:44:07 AM »
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A woman in China has died of the H10N8 strain of bird flu, the first ever reported human case of the virus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday.

The 73-year-old woman died from the virus on December 6, six days after contracting the disease, the WHO said in a statement.

The virus has been detected in birds since 1965 in at least seven countries including China, the WHO said.

The specific source of the woman's infection was not known, the WHO said, although both wild birds and poultry were known to carry the virus and the patient had visited a live bird market four days before becoming ill.

The woman who died in Nanchang, the capital of landlocked southeastern province of Jiangxi, had an underlying medical condition, according to the WHO. Family members and other people she contacted had no symptoms and no other similar cases were detected in the area, it said.

There is currently no evidence of human-to-human transmission of the new H10N8 virus, say the authorities.

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