A 38-year-old man from Quanzhou city died after
being found infected earlier on Friday, Xinhua said, citing the
province's health and family planning commission.
Xinhua said this was the first human case of H7N9 in Fujian this
Separately, Xinhua said two people were infected with H7N9 in
eastern Zhejiang province -- a 79-year-old woman and a 30-year-old
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday that seven more
people in China have been found to be infected with the H7N9 strain
of bird flu in the past week, taking to around 150 the total number
of cases so far.
The H7N9 bird flu emerged last year in China and has infected around
150 people there and in Taiwan and Hong Kong, killing at least 45 of
Experts say there is no evidence as yet of any easy or sustained
person-to-person transmission of the strain.
But an early scientific analysis of probable transmission of the new
flu from person to person, published last August, gave the strongest
proof yet that it can at times jump between people and so could
cause a human pandemic.
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The WHO said the source of the human infections was
still being investigated. It stressed it does not advise any special
screening for people going in and out of China, nor does it
recommend any travel or trade curbs.
(Reporting by Sui-Lee Wee; editing by
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