Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 19th, 2001
The virus, which killed two people in Maryland in 2000, has also been detected this year in several other Eastern U.S. states. The disease usually causes only flu-like symptoms but can be fatal for some older people or those with weakened immune systems.
The bird was one of 94 tested this year by state health authorities. Dr. Peter Beilenson, the city's health commissioner, said it was found on May 18.
"Since this was before the migratory season, this was probably...
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