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A 38-year-old man from Shenzhen has H7N9 flu, the fourth recent case in Guangdong province.
A 73-year-old woman in China has died from H10N8 avian flu, the first instance in people.
The WHO confirms four cases as scientists assess risks based on genetic monitoring and lab tests.
Hong Kong detects a second imported H7N9 case, while mainland China reports another.
China reported two H7N9 influenza cases in different provinces today, the third and fourth cases detected since mid-October.
A man from Zhejiang province is in critical condition with H7N9 flu, the first case in 2 months.
New studies show H7N9 attaches readily to human respiratory tract cells and replicates well in pigs.
H7N9 studies from China revealed more about cytokine patterns in severely ill patients and reaffirmed airborne spread in ferrets.
A serology study in a hard-hit Chinese province shows evidence of asymptomatic or mild H7N9 cases.
The case, if confirmed, would be Guangdong province's first human H7N9 infection.
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