Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 3rd, 2004
The human infections are thought to have come from contact with the droppings of sick birds. The avian flu has killed millions of chickens in South Korea, Vietnam and Japan, where officials have ordered mass slaughters to try to contain the outbreak.
There has been no sign of person-to-person spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
Health officials routinely monitor bird flu closely because once a bird flu...
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