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New strain of bird flu found in central China

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New strain of bird flu found in central China


The new strain of the bird flu virus has been found in two people in the central Chinese province of Henan, bringing the total number of those infected in the country to 51. Both of those in hospital are unconnected. The majority of cases have been reported in eastern China along with one person in Beijing.

Investigators have been working hard to find the source of the strain amid fears that it could cause a pandemic similar to SARS in 2003. China authorities have demonstrated their transparency. They have also said their is no clear answer on whether the virus can be passed from human to human.

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