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China reports 3 more cases of new bird flu virus

A worker carries a cage to catch pigeons at the People’s Square as a precautionary measure against bird flu in Shanghai on Saturday April 6, 2013. Shanghai has reported two more cases of human infection of a new strain of bird flu, raising the number of cases in eastern China to 18. Six of the people who contracted the virus have died. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

A worker carries a cage to catch pigeons at the People’s Square as a precautionary measure against bird flu in Shanghai on Saturday April 6, 2013. Shanghai has reported two more cases of human infection of a new strain of bird flu, raising the number of cases in eastern China to 18. Six of the people who contracted the virus have died. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

A worker places a pigeon into a cage as a precautionary measure against bird flu at People’s Square in Shanghai, China, on Saturday April 6, 2013. Shanghai has reported two more cases of human infection of a new strain of bird flu, raising the number of cases in eastern China to 18. Six of the people who contracted the virus have died. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

Visitors watch as a worker, unseen, uses a cage to catch pigeons as a precautionary measure against bird flu at People’s Square in Shanghai, China, on Saturday April 6, 2013. Shanghai has reported two more cases of human infection of a new strain of bird flu, raising the number of cases in eastern China to 18. Six of the people who contracted the virus have died. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

A woman helps a child wearing a face mask as they walk close to a pigeon at People Square’s, in Shanghai, China, on Saturday April 6, 2013. Shanghai has reported two more cases of human infection of a new strain of bird flu, raising the number of cases in eastern China to 18. Six of the people who contracted the virus have died. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

In this Saturday, April 6, 2013 photo, a worker takes excrement samples from a chicken at a closed poultry market in Nanjing in east China’s Jiangsu province. Shanghai has reported two more cases of human infection of a new strain of bird flu, raising the number of cases in eastern China to 18. Six of the people who contracted the virus have died. Health officials believe people are contracting the H7N9 virus through direct contact with infected fowl and say there’s no evidence the virus is spreading easily between people. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT


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