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H7N9 death in Guangdong

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-06-17 19:24

GUANGZHOU, A 42-year-old man has died from the H7N9 strain of bird flu in south China's Guangdong Province, provincial health authorities said on Tuesday.

The patient, surnamed Wu, lived in Jiangmen City and was confirmed to be infected on June 9, according to the provincial health and family planning committee.

Wu was in critical condition and died in hospital after treatment failed, it said.

A H7N9 patient from Guangzhou, the provincial capital, died on May 4 due to respiratory failure.

In April alone, five H7N9 patients died in Guangdong Province.

So far, more than 120 people in China have been infected by H7N9 this year, with dozens of deaths.

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