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Beijing’s First Bird Flu Patient Died

Beijing Health Bureau announced that one person died of H5N1 on the evening of January 5, 2009. Ms. Huang, 19, was admitted to hospital on December 27, 2008. This is the first case in Beijing and twenty first in China. Authorities have tightened inspection of poultry shipments into Beijing. No other cases were found.

Source; Xinhua, January 7, 2009.