• CHINA REPORTS ANOTHER H7N9 BIRD FLU DEATH

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    SHANGHAI: Shanghai has reported another death from H7N9 bird flu, the local government said, bringing the total number of fatalities nationwide to at least 40. A 56-year-old man, the husband of an earlier victim, died on Wednesday, the Shanghai government said. He had been hospitalized since April. The Shanghai couple was believed to be a rare “family cluster” in which relatives can infect each other through prolonged, close contact.

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