China bird flu claims 14th victim

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BEIJING, CHINA – The bird flu in China is getting even more fowl.

14 people have died, bringing the number of infected to over 70. Public enemy number one? Not surprisingly, it looks like poultry markets are to blame.

This is the first time that this particular strain, dubbed H7N9, has been found in humans. The good news: the World Health Organization says there’s no evidence of human-to-human transmission. The bad news: the virus has spread from eastern China into central and northern China.

While researchers race to stop the bird flu in its tracks, it looks like China’s getting by on a wing and a scare.

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