Beijing: A 56-year-old man has died due to an H7N9 virus infection in China’s eastern Anhui Province, taking the H7N9 bird flu death toll to 27 this year.

Surnamed Chen, the man was a native of Linquan County and died on Friday before it was confirmed that he had the H7N9 virus, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted local officials as saying.

China has reported more than 120 human H7N9 cases this year, including at least 27 deaths, with provinces of Zhejiang and Guangdong worst affected, it said.

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