Agence France-PresseAugust 13, 2013 06:21
A Chinese woman infected with the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus died of multiple organ failure, a Beijing hospital said, bringing the total fatalities from the disease to 45.
The 61-year-old tested positive for the virus on July 20 after she fell ill in Hebei province in northern China.
She was taken to Beijing's Chaoyang Hospital for treatment and died on Sunday, the hospital said in a statement.
A total of 134 cases have now been confirmed on the Chinese mainland, including one in Guangdong, the first in the southern province, which was reported on Saturday.