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New bird flu virus makes its 14th fatality in China

 
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The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday (16), which rose to 14 the death toll in China because of the new bird flu, also called H7N9. According to WHO, at least 63 people have been infected. Over a thousand Chinese are monitored by the entity because it had contact with patients.

Despite the control, health officials said there is so far no confirmation that the virus has passed from person to person. The WHO declared that the H7N9 origin is unknown, but initial tests on some birds and chickens tested positive.

The WHO spokesman, Glenn Thomas said that a team of international scientists is expected in China this week. They will assess the situation in the country and suggest measures to be taken to prevent and combat vírus.Thomas said that the invitation to scientists broke the Chinese government itself. Will be part of the group, specialists Americans, Europeans and Australians. As well, Chinese health authorities and WHO.

The WHO said that until the source of the virus is actually identified, other cases should arise. Despite the infection spread through China, the UN agency has not announced any travel restrictions to the country.

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