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New Bird Flu Strain Surfaces in China; Two Dead

publication date: Apr 2, 2013
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A strain of bird flu, H7N9, which has never before been diagnosed in humans, has infected seven people in China. So far, two have died. The victims did not have contact with each other, and there is no discernible pattern that would explain how these particular people have caught the disease. H7N9 is thought to be a less virulent strain than the H5N1 virus that has caused 300 deaths since its initial 2003 outbreak. More details....

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