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Woman dies from H5N6 avian flu in central China

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-11-21 16:59

CHANGSHA - A woman died after contracting H5N6 avian flu in central China's Hunan province, local health authorities said Monday.

The woman, 47-year-old Luo, was a farmer from Shaoyang City. She was admitted to a local hospital last Friday when her health condition had already become critical, and died on Sunday, according to the Hunan provincial disease control center (CDC).

Luo had contact with dead poultry before she fell ill. No human-to-human transmission has been reported yet.

Experts from the CDC warned people who have had contact with live poultry to stay alert and for others to stay away from poultry and excrement.

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