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Bird flu remains a threat: WHO
http://www.thanhniennews.com/2010/Pages ... 14047.aspx?

Bird flu outbreaks that have killed seven people in several countries so far this year show the virus remains a threat to humans, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on March 24.

“The newly confirmed human and poultry cases of avian influenza this year are a reminder that the virus poses a real and continuous threat to human health,” the WHO said in a statement.

One danger is that bird flu, also known as H5N1, may mutate, warned Takeshia Sakai, the WHO’s regional adviser for communicable diseases.

“The influenza virus is unpredictable,” Sakai said. “There is a constant risk that the H5N1 virus will combine with another strain of influenza.” --- continued at link above ---


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