China Sees Second Bird-Flu Death

    Workers wearing protective gear place chickens into a plastic bin, where they will be gassed, at a live chicken distribution centre in Hong Kong on December 21, 2011.  Hong Kong culled 17,000 chickens and suspended live poulty imports for 21 days after three birds tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu virus.   AFP PHOTO / AARON TAM (Photo credit should read aaron tam/AFP/Getty Images)

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    China announced Sunday that a second man has died of bird flu after three days of intensive-care treatment in a hospital in the country’s southwest province of Guizhou. The 39-year-old began suffering from fever on Jan. 6, but the report did not say whether he had any recent contact with birds. The latest death comes after another 39-year-old man, a bus driver from the southern city of Shenzhen, died on New Year’s Eve.

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