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China strengthens checks after new bird flu deaths

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China's commercial hub Shanghai is stepping up monitoring after a new strain of bird flu killed two people, state media said Monday, as Taiwan announced it would screen travellers from the mainland. 

A stall holder eats a meal as he waits for customers in a market in Hefei, China's Anhui province on January 11, 2013. China's commercial hub Shanghai is stepping up monitoring after a new strain of bird flu killed two people, as Taiwan announced it would screen travellers from the mainland.

The government's National Health and Family Planning Commission said over the weekend that two men, aged 87 and 27, died in Shanghai in early March after being infected with H7N9 avian influenza.

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