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China's Ministry of Finance said Wednesday it has allocated 303 million yuan ($48.6 million) from the central coffers to better prevent human infections of the H7N9 avian flu.
China confirmed five new cases of H7N9 avian influenza, with three, including one death, in east China's Shanghai and two in neighboring Jiangsu province. Better hygiene needed to combat H7N9
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 bird flu virus has infected about 370 people in China over the past year but the number of infections is expected to decline as temperatures rise.
Three more people were confirmed to be infected with H7N9 bird flu in two Chinese provinces, including one who died, health authorities said.
Three new human H7N9 cases were reported on Sunday in east China's Zhejiang Province and Guangdong in the south.
Shanghai and neighboring city Hangzhou will halt live poultry trading to help contain H7N9 bird flu infections as more human cases were reported.
East China's Zhejiang province reported three new H7N9 bird flu cases Saturday, bringing the total number of human infections there to 47.
Health authorities in East China's Jiangxi province Saturday confirmed a second human case of H10N8, a new strain of bird flu known to affect humans.
An outbreak of H5N2 bird flu in poultry has been reported in north China's Hebei Province, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced on Saturday.
A three-year-old boy was confirmed to have contracted H7N9 bird flu in South China's Guangdong province on Tuesday.
Chinese researchers announced Saturday they had successfully developed the vaccine for the H7N9 bird flu virus, after the flu strain had left more than 130 people infected, with 45 fatalities reported.
H7N9 bird flu cases in China reached 134 by the end of August with a newly reported patient in South China's Guangdong province, the country's health watchdog said Tuesday.
A man infected with the H7N9 avian influenza died of multiple organ failure in Beijing on Monday.