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Above, Chinese cities with reported cases of H7N9.
China’s avian flu outbreak continued to spread on Wednesday. In the city of Hangzhou, in Zhejiang province near Shanghai, one 38 year old man has died, state-owned broadcaster CCTV said on its Sina Weibo page (Chinese, registration required). Another Hangzhou man, 67, has contracted the virus, the Zhejiang Online News reported (Chinese).
Those cases would bring the total to nine victims, four of whom have died. Cases have been identified in Shanghai, Anhui, Nanjing, Suqian, Suzhou, Wuxi, and now Hangzhou—a far-flung array of cities (map) that are in some cases separated by hundreds of kilometers. Here’s everything you need to know about the outbreak.
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