Nine dead in China bird flu outbreak, officials probe family 'clusters'

April 10, 2013 7:20 AM

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Nine dead in China bird flu outbreak, officials probe family 'clusters'

Hong Kong (CNN) -- Two more people have died from a rare strain of bird flu in China, as health officials investigate possible cases of transmission between family members.

The latest fatalities occurred in Anhui and Jiangsu provinces -- both in eastern China -- and brought the total number of deaths from H7N9 avian influenza to nine, from 28 reported cases, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.

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