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H7N9 Bird Flu Continues To Spread In China As Chinese New Year Approaches

News outlets report on the continuing spread of H7N9 bird flu in China.

Reuters: Hong Kong reports third H7N9 bird flu death
“A 75-year-old man infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus has died in Hong Kong, the government said on Wednesday, the third such death in the city…” (Woodhouse, 1/29).

VOA News: Chinese New Year Increases Risk of Spreading Bird Flu
“In January, China saw a rise in the number of people diagnosed with bird flu. As the Chinese New Year approaches, millions of people will begin their annual journey home for the holiday, increasing the opportunity for the virus to spread…” (Van Sant, 1/28).

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