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19 People Die from H7N9 Virus in China as Infections Rise

The H7N9 bird flu virus killed 19 people in China this year.

The total number of human infections now stands at 96, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced.

China has also banned live fowl trading in some areas, following more reports of the H7N9 infection in several provinces, Xinhua reported.

On Monday evening, Hong Kong's health authority confirmed an H7N9 case at a local market. It plans to slaughter about 20,000 birds to curb the infection from spreading.

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