Man Dies from Bird Flu in Southern China

A Chinese bus driver died of bird flu on Saturday, a week after he was hospitalized with a fever and severe pneumonia, state media reported. The 39-year-old living in Shenzhen, a city bordering Hong Kong, tested positive for the H5N1 virus and died of multiple organ failure. He had no direct contact with poultry in the month before he was infected and had not left the city, the official Xinhua news agency said.The Guangdong health department said 120 people who had contact with the man have not developed any symptoms.

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