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Ten held for bird flu virus rumour


Chinese police detained at least 10 people for spreading rumours about the H7N9 bird flu virus, state media said yesterday, as the death toll from the new strain rose to nine. Authoritie­s detained the people in six provinces, some of whom had posted “fake informatio­n” online about new cases of the virus in their areas, the official Xinhua news agency said.

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