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Bird Flu Fear is Rising in China and Asia

2017 February 21

As many as 79 people have died in Beijing so far from H7N9 bird flu in China last month, the government said, stoking worries that the spread of the virus this season could be the worst on record, according to www.straitstimes.com.

According to the data from the National Health and Family Planning Commission, apparently since the beginning of 2017 the death toll rose to 100 people. 

The government is trying their best to try not to spread panic around the country but people on the popular social media platform Weibo are starting to raised concerns and showing their anger as the government did not release the latest death toll.

The best recommendations for now is to stay calm and far from live poultry markets, which is probably where the virus started to spread. Poultry and their excrement are the cause of the infections.

China, which first reported a human infection from the virus in March 2013, has seen a sharp rise in H7N9 cases since December. The official government total is 306 since October, with 192 reported last month, Staitstimes.com continues.

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