Bird flu toll rises to 38 in China

Shanghai, June 1 (IANS) A man in Shanghai died from the H7N9 strain of bird flu Friday, raising the toll from the virus in China to 38.

The 59-year old man died Friday afternoon, nearly two months after being confirmed as infected with the virus, the Shanghai Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission said in a statement late Friday.

Shanghai has so far reported 33 human infections. Fifteen have been cured and discharged from hospitals, 15 have died and the remaining three are still being treated, reported Xinhua.

China has so far reported 131 confirmed H7N9 cases, 38 of which have ended in death.

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