TAIWAN, CHINA – Just like a bird taking flight, China’s bird flu death toll keeps rising.
State media says 22 people are dead and another 108 infected after contracting the latest strain, H7N9.
The World Health Organization says this is the most lethal virus they’ve seen so far, jumping from China’s mainland over to Taiwan. What’s more alarming: authorities were eying poultry markets; however, some of the victims didn’t even come into contact with feathered friends.
None-the-less, the WHO says there’s still no evidence of the bird flu being contracted human-to-human.
Good thing, because we all know that anything made in China soon makes its way to the U.S. Let’s hope that’s not the case this time.