Bird flu killed a 3-year-old girl in Cambodia. The virus may also have infected a 29-year-old woman who died in Shanghai, China's second most-populous city.
Samples from the girl tested positive for the H5N1 avian influenza strain at the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh, the Health Ministry and World Health Organization said in a statement today. The WHO asked China's Health Ministry for details on the woman in Shanghai, including any test results and whether she had contact with fowl, said Aphaluck Bhatiasevi, a WHO spokeswoman.
``It's a suspected case and the first found in Shanghai,'' Song Guofan, a spokesman at the city's health bureau, said today.