The Epoch Times
April 4, 2013
A new and deadly strain of bird flu is threatening two eastern Chinese provinces, with health authorities and virologists suspecting that a virus mutation is the link between the dead pigs that floated past Shanghai, dead migratory birds in north China, and the deaths of three people.
Two new cases of H7N9 bird flu, one of them fatal, have been reported in east Chinaâ€™s Zhejiang Province, bringing the total number of infections in the country to nine, according to a report by Chinese regimeâ€™s state media Xinhua.
Seven other H7N9 bird flu cases had been reported previously, with two people dying in Shanghai, one critical case in Anhui and four critical cases in Jiangsu, according to the report.