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Bird flu patient dies in SW China

The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has killed a 31-year-old man, the second fatality reported in southwest China.

 

The Guizhou provincial health department said on its website that the man died of multiple organ failure on Friday at a hospital in the city of Guiyang. The man was the second of two people to have died in Guiyang after contracting bird flu early this month. The first fatality was a 21-year-old woman. (AP)