The man died after being admitted to hospital on
Tuesday. He had recently traveled to the southern Chinese city of
Shenzhen across the border from Hong Kong.
The H7N9 virus passes between birds, but cases in humans have so far
not shown evidence of sustained human-to-human infection, according
to the World Health Organization.
Hong Kong culled 20,000 chickens on Monday following the discovery
on the H7N9 virus in a chicken at a live poultry market.
(Reporting by Alice Woodhouse; editing
by Anne Marie Roantree and Ron Popeski)
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