Bird flu death toll rises to 26 in China

China confirms 127 H7N9 cases, 26 deaths and 26 recoveries

China confirms 127 H7N9 cases, 26 deaths and 26 recoveries

BEIJING - China confirmed that a total of 127 H7N9 cases have been quarantined in China, including 26 cases that have ended in death.

The National Health and Family Planning Commission said 26 of the infected have recovered.

There is no indication of human-to-human transmission of the influenza, according to the commission.

Top Chinese lab had earlier stated the H7N9 avian influenza occurred due to genetic reassortment of wild birds from east Asia and chickens from east China.

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