Medical workers in protective suits treat a patient with the H7N9 strain of bird flu at a hospital in Wuhan in Hubei province earlier this month. Photo: AFP

China death toll from bird flu soars to 79 in January

January’s total fatalities from the virus far surpass the numbers for the same month over the past three years

Topic |   H7N9 virus

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Medical workers in protective suits treat a patient with the H7N9 strain of bird flu at a hospital in Wuhan in Hubei province earlier this month. Photo: AFP
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