Guangzhou: One more death and four new human cases of H7N9 infection have been reported in China’s southern province of Guangdong. A 46-year-old woman died in the city of Zhaoqing after treatment failed, the provincial health department said.

Four new cases, two men and two women aged from 33 to 76, are all in critical condition. So far this year China has confirmed 120 human H7N9 cases, including 26 deaths.

 

H7N9 is a bird flu Influenza virus A (avian influenza virus or bird flu virus). Avian influenza viruses normally circulate amongst avian populations with some variants known to occasionally infect humans. An H7N9 virus was first reported to have infected humans in March 2013, in China.