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H7N9 Bird Flu Spreads Outside Mainland China To Hong Kong, Taiwan

News outlets report on the emergence of H7N9 bird flu in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Wall Street Journal: Taiwan Confirms Second Human Bird-Flu Case
“Taiwan confirmed its second human case of the H7N9 bird flu Tuesday, a sign that the deadly virus is spreading further beyond mainland China…” (Poon, 12/31).

Reuters: Hong Kong reports its first death from H7N9 bird flu
“An 80-year-old man infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus has died in Hong Kong, the government said on Thursday, in the first such death in the city after the virus surfaced in early December…” (12/26).

UPI: Second man with bird flu in Hong Kong dies
“…A 36-year-old Indonesian domestic helper Tri Mawarti — the first person confirmed to have bird flu in Hong Kong — is reported to be in a stable condition at Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam. The 80-year-old man was the second confirmed case of bird flu in Hong Kong…” (12/26).