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China reports 2 more H7N9 cases

Xinhua, February 17, 2014 Adjust font size:

Two more people were confirmed to be infected with H7N9 bird flu in two provinces, health authorities said Monday.

Infection of a man, 63, from Lujiang County in east China's Anhui Province was confirmed on Sunday, according to the provincial health department.

The man is in critical condition. Four cases of human H7N9 have been reported in Anhui this year, according to the department.

A 64-year-old man from Shaodong County in central China's Hunan Province was also confirmed as infected on Monday, bringing the total infections in the province this year to 11.

There have been more than 120 human H7N9 cases reported in China so far this year and at least 32 deaths, according to the latest official tally of the country's health and family planning commission.

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