High levels of the flu are widespread through nearly every state in the US
Authorities declare quarantine against movement of chicken and ducks
At least 269 human infections reported in country since January, with at least 87 fatalities, according to state media
The bird flu strain H7N9, which can cause serious respiratory illness, strikes most commonly in winter and spring.
The 36-year-old man, surnamed Zhang, passed away on January 11 in Yongcheng city of the central province of Henan, Xinhua cited the provincial health and family planning commission as saying.
The H5N6 virus was first confirmed on November 18 at a farm in central South Korea and it has since spread to farms around the country, with the total number of cases now standing at 46.
A killer bird flu that is sweeping Europe has forced Sweden to cull more than 200,000 chickens
A strain of avian flu that until now had been found only in the Western United States has cropped up in Indiana, bringing the total number of states affected by the virulent outbreak to 15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday.
Virus was detected on farm in Balikesir, governor says
The cause of the outbreak was not yet known, the statement said.
Swedish authorities said on Friday they had discovered H5N8 bird flu in two dead swans, the same strain of the virus that has been found in several countries across Europe in recent months.
Myanmar health officals say an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in Mandalay
Fatality is the 12th this year
No human infections have been reported with the H5N1 virus detected in Canada, unlike the genetically different Asian strain
H5N1 bird flu spreads to totally 11 states in Nigeria.
A five-year-old boy died from the virus in the southern Assiut province
Nigeria H5N1 bird flu now in 7 states, suspected in 140,000 birds
Nigeria, Africa's most populous country and biggest economy, was the continent's first country to detect bird flu in 2006
According to the statement, the latest fatality brings to 11 the number of people to have recently succumbed to the virus
The case has been classified as "imported" after it emerged the woman had recently been in the Longgang district of Shenzhen in mainland China