Home > News > World
Wednesday January 29, 2014 MYT 5:00:03 PM
Wednesday January 29, 2014 MYT 5:01:02 PM
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A 75-year-old man infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus has died in Hong Kong, the government said on Wednesday, the third such death in the city.
The man died after being admitted to hospital on Tuesday. He had recently travelled 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)
U.S. defence aid to Israel to rise over Iran deal fears - sources
U.N. eyes keeping Israel off armed violations list - sources
Bombs outside two five-star Baghdad hotels kill at least 10
Rebels capture last Syrian town in Idlib province
Exclusive - Mexican president misrepresented personal land deal, records show
Have a 'whale' of a good time in Queensland
Road to adventure
Dim sum with a twist
From nasi lemak to jobs
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)