Another person died of H7N9 bird flu in east China's Shanghai on Thursday, bringing the total number of such deaths in the country to four, according to local authorities.
Three suspected H7N9 cases were also reported in the city, said the Shanghai Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission on Thursday.
The latest death case involved a 48-year-old man surnamed Chu, who was a native of Rugao in neighboring Jiangsu Province. The man was a poultry transporter.
Chu died three hours after being admitted to the hospital. He was confirmed to have been infected with the H7N9 virus on Thursday. Eight people who had close contact with him have shown no abnormal symptoms.