HONG KONG Jan 29 A 75-year-old man infected
with the H7N9 bird flu virus has died in Hong Kong, the
government said on Wednesday, the third such death in the city.
The man died after being admitted to hospital on Tuesday. He
had recently travelled to the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen
across the border from Hong Kong.
The H7N9 virus passes between birds, but cases in humans
have so far not shown evidence of sustained human-to-human
infection, according to the World Health Organization.
Hong Kong culled 20,000 chickens on Monday following the
discovery on the H7N9 virus in a chicken at a live poultry
(Reporting By Alice Woodhouse; Editing by Anne Marie Roantree
and Ron Popeski)