Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in China - update 3

4 June 2007

The Ministry of Health in China has informed WHO of the country’s 16th death from H5N1 avian influenza. The 19-year-old male soldier serving in Fujian province died on 3 June .

Of the 25 laboratory-confirmed cases in China, 16 have been fatal.

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