The death of a 16-year-old boy on Tuesday night - almost twoweeks after developing symptoms of the H5N1 virus - has raised concerns overthe country's monitoring standards.
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"This is the 23rd out of 24 human outbreaks in
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Health officials said the boy had no history of contact withdead or sick birds, while no outbreaks of the virus among animals had beenreported in the province.
In most cases elsewhere around the world, the disease hasbeen traced to either an outbreak amongst animals or contact between the victimand dead or sick animals, Brent said.
In the light of the latest case she urged Chinese officialsto strengthen monitoring and surveillance of bird flu among animals.
"This is not consistent with what we are seeing aroundthe world," she said.
Of the 24 patients confirmed with bird flu infections in
The last human death was of a 44-year-old woman in eastern
Scientists say that multiple strains of the diseaseoriginated in southern
The boy's death brings to 170 the number of people who havedied from bird flu around the world, but does not include the latest deaths in
Runizar Ruesin, a health ministry official, said one persondied on Sumatra island while the other in an army hospital in the capital
"They tested positive in the first test," he said,adding a second was being conducted to confirm initial results.
Most human cases in
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