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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

World : Is Bird Flu Back, Or Did It Never Go Away? (H5N1)

Via NPR's health blog,

"Just as your worries have faded about swine flu, today at the International Ministerial Conference on Animal and Pandemic Influenza in Hanoi, Vietnam, an infectious diseases expert is raising red flags about the ongoing presence of H5N1, also known as avian flu.

That other H-something N-something virus continues to be a "serious menace" even though bird flu has mostly been eliminated from the 63 countries it infected during the high-point of the global outbreak in 2006, according to U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Juan Lubroth.

At a recent conference, Lubroth said bird flu is still present in Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Indonesia and Vietnam. Just a few days ago a 22-year-old man and a 2-year-old tested positive for the virus in Bac Can province in Vietnam, Reuters reports."

As you read through the article, you would notice that they have mentioned about Mr. Crawford Killian, whose blog I follow intensively and whose writing inspired me to start off my own blog.

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