Asia: Mutations cause new bird flu scare

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August 29, 2011
BBC News [UK]    
Posted in News, PND News

"Avian flu shows signs of a resurgence, while a mutant strain -- able to sidestep vaccines -- could be spreading in Asia, the United Nations has warned. The variant appeared in Vietnam and China and its risk to humans cannot be predicted, veterinary officials said. Virus circulation in Vietnam threatens Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia, where eight people have died after becoming infected this year, they warned. The World Health Organization says bird flu has killed 331 people since 2003." [editor's note: Oh heavens; sound the panic alarms! That's almost 50 people in the entire world per year!! - SAT] (08/29/11)  

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