A Chinese bus driver died of bird flu today - sparking fears there will be a fresh outbreak of the potentially deadly disease.
He became unwell on December 21, was admitted to hospital on Christmas Day with severe pneumonia, and died this afternoon having tested positive for the H5N1 virus.
The 39-year-old is known only by his surname Chen and lived in the city of Shenzhen, just across the border from Hong Kong
Worry: A Chinese bus driver died of bird flu today, sparking fears there will be a fresh outbreak of the potentially deadly disease
Guangdong's official newspaper, the Southern Daily, said 120 people who had contact with him had not developed signs of sickness.
During the month prior to his fever, it said he had no direct contact with poultry and had not travelled out of the area.
The news comes a week after two dead birds tested positive for the same virus in Hong Kong, which is separated from Shenzhen by a small river.