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April 15, 2013
China H7N9 bird flu area spreads, two new deaths: govt
Beijing (AFP) April 14, 2013
China's H7N9 bird flu spread west to the central province of Henan on Sunday, as government websites and state media reported two deaths and 11 new cases nationwide. The new strain of the flu had been confined to the eastern city of Shanghai and nearby Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui until Saturday when the first case was reported in Beijing. In total 60 people have been infected and 13 have died of the disease since Chinese authorities announced two weeks ago they had found H7N9 in humans for the f ... read more
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Belarus, Russia to Create New Satellite Grouping
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6.6-magnitude quake strikes Papua New Guinea: USGS
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