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China: Medical worker dies from H7N9 bird flu

January 21, 2014 - 6:00am

The H7N9 bird flu virus has claimed the life of a medical worker at a Shanghai hospital, Bloomberg reported.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations said human infections may increase further during Chinese New Year celebrations, reports Bloomberg.

The virus is capable of spreading from one person to another, laboratory experiments have shown.

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