Bird Flu

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Hong Kong On High Alert For Bird Flu

Hong Kong is stepping up its surveillance of people and poultry in response to the growing number of cases of avian flu in neighbouring mainland China. Enhanced poultry testing measures, including mo...
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B.C. Alert Issued After Bird Flu Deaths

VICTORIA - Health officials in B.C. are on alert after the latest bird flu outbreak in China has killed six people.Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall says health authorities are working with...
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A Never-Before-Seen Virus Emerges

ATLANTA - For the first time, scientists have found evidence of flu in bats, reporting a never-before-seen virus whose risk to humans is unclear.The surprising discovery of genetic fragments of a flu...
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Could New Swine Flu Go Pandemic?

TORONTO - A new study says flu viruses of swine origin that caused a dozen infections in the United States in the second half of last year appear to have pandemic potential.And the work, by scientists...