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New bird flu claims its first victim

A 73-year-old woman died after she became infected with a new strain of bird flu that has not previously manifested itself in humans, Chinese authorities said Wednesday.

The H10N8 virus, with which China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the woman had been infected, is the second new strain of bird flu to emerge in humans this year. The H7N9 strain of the flu infected at least 140 people this spring, killing 45 people in mainland China.

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