Bird Flu Update

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China�s eighth fatal case of avian flu (H5N1) has been reported in Hunan province. The victim was a 20-year-old farmer who had been culling poultry raised at her home. Meanwhile, China has reported its 11th case of human infection, this time in Fujian province.

A WHO official was quoted as saying: ‘We believe the virus is endemic in parts of China and certainly endemic in the wild birds. Many poultry flocks in China remain vulnerable to infections.’

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