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China Reports New Bird Flu Death


China is reporting its ninth human bird flu death.

Officials confirmed Sunday that a 32-year-old man in Guangdong province, which borders Hong Kong, died from the H5N1 virus last week.

Authorities in Hong Kong have announced a ban on poultry and live bird imports from Guangdong.

Meanwhile, French officials report finding bird flu in a dead wild bird on the Mediterranean coast.

This is several hundred kilometers south of France's other bird flu outbreak on a turkey farm. More than 40 countries have banned French poultry imports.

Also, Poland is reporting its first H5N1 cases in two swans in the northern city of Torun.

Bird flu has killed at least 94 people worldwide since 2003, mostly in Asia.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.
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