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Two dead after H7N9 avian flu strain makes jump to humans

Two people in China have died after being infected with H7N9 avian influenza — a sub-type that had not previously been transmitted to humans — the government said Sunday. An 87-year-old man in Shanghai fell ill on February 19 and died on March 4, while a man aged 27 in…

Cambodian toddler dies from bird flu: WHO

PHNOM PENH — A two-year-old Cambodian boy has died from bird flu, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, in the country’s first fatality from the virus this year. The child, from northwestern Banteay Meanchey province, fell ill on January 3 and was taken to hospital where he tested positive for…