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China reports fifth bird flu death this year

An 18-year-old man has died of bird flu in southwestern China, becoming the country's fifth victim of the disease this year.

world Updated: Jan 26, 2009 21:06 IST

An 18-year-old man has died of bird flu in southwestern China, becoming the country's fifth victim of the disease this year, the state Xinhua news agency said on Monday.

The man had fallen ill in China's Guangxi region on January 19, it said, citing the Ministry of Health.