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Girl, 9, dies of bird flu in Zhejiang
Updated: 2006-03-08 11:36

The nine-year-old girl in east China's Zhejiang Province has died from bird flu, bringing China's death toll of the disease to 10.

The girl, surnamed You, died on night of March 6 after all rescue efforts failed, according to the information office of the Ministry of Health.

So far, no bird flu outbreak in poultry or new suspected human case has been detected in Zhejiang, the office staff told Xinhua.

The girl was from Anji county, Huzhou city in the province. Her hometown is close to Guangde county in the neighboring Anhui Province where abnormal deaths of chicken and ducks were reported in mid-January.

It is reported that the girl visited her relatives in Guangde twice during the past Spring Festival.

As of March 7, the Chinese mainland had reported 15 confirmed human cases of bird flu, among whom 10 have died.

Globally, 175 human cases involving 95 deaths had been reported to the World Health Organization by March 6, according to the WHO's website.

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