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China Reports 25th New Bird Flu Death

More than 120 have been diagnosed since March


The death toll from the H7N9 bird flu virus has risen to 25, state media said Thursday after a man died in central China's Hunan Province.

The 55-year-old surnamed Jiao died on Wednesday morning after receiving medical treatment, state news agency Xinhua said, citing local authorities.

More than 120 people have been diagnosed with the virus since it was first reported in late March, with most cases confined to eastern China.