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Death toll hits 16 in China bird flu outbreak: Xinhua

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H7N9 bird flu has claimed two more lives in Shanghai, Chinese state media said on Tuesday, bringing the death toll from the disease to 16. 

Commuters wear face masks as the city protects itself against the H7N9 bird flu virus in the downtown area of Shanghai on April 16, 2013. H7N9 bird flu has claimed two more lives in Shanghai, Chinese state media said on Tuesday, bringing the death toll from the disease to 16.

China has confirmed 77 human cases of H7N9 avian influenza since announcing two weeks ago that it had found the strain in people for the first time.

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