A 63-year-old woman died from bird flu in China, the government reported on Wednesday. She died from an infection of combined H3N2 and H10N5 strains of bird flu.
On November 30, the woman from Anhui province began experiencing symptoms such as a sore throat, cough, and fever. She died two weeks later, on December 16, the National Disease Control and Prevention Administration said in a statement.
“The outbreak is an episodic cross-species transmission from bird to humans,” it said.
China, home to large populations of both farmed and wild birds, has an ideal environment for the mixing and mutating of bird flu viruses.
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