Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, December 22nd, 1997
A CDC spokeswoman said the agency did not believe there was a link between the two flu victims - both children and both from Hong Kong. The likely source of the virus was chickens. She said Hong Kong had experienced a flu epidemic among ducks and chickens.
On December 2, the World Health Organization confirmed the second case of influenza A, strain H5N1 in a human. That case involved a two-year-old boy hospitalized in...
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