China Kills Birds After Sixth Flu Death

    Chinese health workers collect dead chickens at Huhuai wholesale agricultural market in Shanghai on April 5, 2013.  Authorities in Shanghai began the mass slaughter of poultry at a market after the H7N9 bird flu virus, which has killed five people in China, was detected there, state media said.     CHINA OUT      AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Health workers collect dead chickens in Shanghai in Friday. (STR/AFP/Getty)

    The new strain of bird flu killed a sixth person in eastern China today, prompting authorities to shut down markets and start culling birds. Nationwide 14 cases of H7N9 have been identified so far. There's no evidence yet that that the flu can spread from person to person—only from bird to person—but Shanghai authorities yesterday said they had quarantined a resident who developed a fever after coming into contact with a patient who had died.

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