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Bird flu prompts cull in China

Chinese authorities have ordered a mass cull of birds at a poultry market in Shanghai after the death toll from a new strain of bird flu rose to six.

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Two more bird flu cases reported in China

China's eastern Jiangsu province said two new H7N9 bird flu cases have been confirmed today, bringing the total number of reported infections nationwide to 16.

Six people have died in the latest outbreak, but authorities stressed the virus remained responsive to the drug Tamiflu and those who were diagnosed early could be cured.

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