First H3N8 bird flu death 

A woman has died from H3N8 bird flu in China, the World Health Organization reported Tuesday—the first known human fatality from the avian influenza strain.

It had not been detected in humans before two prior non-fatal cases emerged—both also in China—in April and May last year. One developed a critical illness, while the other had a mild illness. Both cases likely acquired infection from direct or indirect exposure to infected poultry, the WHO said.

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