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New avian flu strain kills two in China, one critical

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Two people in China have died after being infected with H7N9 avian influenza -- a sub-type that had not previously been transmitted to humans -- the government said Sunday. 

Ducks wander along the side of the road on the outskirts of Anqing, on November 18, 2005. Two people in China have died after being infected with H7N9 avian influenza -- a sub-type that had not previously been transmitted to humans -- according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

An 87-year-old man in Shanghai fell ill on February 19 and died on March 4, while a man aged 27 in the city got sick on February 27 and died on March 10, the National Health and Family Planning Commission said on its website.

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