China announces 21st bird flu death

(Aug 15, 2006) China has announced that another person has died from bird flu, The man was a farmer in the north-west region of Xinjiang.

China's Health Ministry says a 62-year-old man is the country's latest person to die from bird flu. He fell sick in June and died in July.

He is not believed to have had any contact with other infected people or outbreaks in poultry. (from


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