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US anthrax probe reveals new bird flu mishap

Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of government researchers to live anthrax b

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More infected with China bird flu

Another 23 people in China have been infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu in recent days, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said, adding to at least 24 new cases last week and confirming a fresh surge in the virus. With man

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Hong Kong confirms first death from bird flu

An 80-year-old man infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus has died in Hong Kong, the government said on Thursday, in the first such death in the city after the virus surfaced in early December. The man, the second person in Hong Ko

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China bird flu cases 'signal winter epidemic'

Fresh human cases in eastern China of a deadly new strain of bird flu signal the potential for "a new epidemic wave" of the disease in coming winter months, according to experts. The strain, known as H7N9, emerged for th

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Sars-like virus kills 2 in Saudi Arabia

A new Sars-like virus has killed two more people in Saudi Arabia, taking the number of deaths from the coronavirus that the Kingdom has announced to seven in one week. “Three infections by the new coronavirus have been regis

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Chinese police bust million-dollar rat-meat ring

Chinese police have broken a crime ring that passed off more than $1 million in rat and small mammal meat as mutton, authorities said, in a food safety crackdown that coincides with a bird flu outbreak and other environmental pressures.

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New bird flu poses ‘serious threat’

A new strain of bird flu that is causing a deadly outbreak among people in China is a threat to world health and should be taken seriously, scientists said on Wednesday. The H7N9 strain has killed 24 people and infected more than

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Some Asian airports tighten controls on bird flu fears

Several governments in Asia have ordered tougher screening of air travelers from China in an effort to contain a possible spread of a new strain of bird flu that has killed 23 people in the mainland and infected one visitor from Taiwan.

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New bird strain among most lethal flu viruses: WHO

A new bird flu strain that has killed 22 people in China is "one of the most lethal" of its kind and transmits more easily to humans than another strain that has killed hundreds since 2003, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said

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New bird flu case found in northeastern China

A man in the northeastern Chinese province of Shandong has been infected by a new strain of bird flu, the first case found in the province, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday, bringing the total number of infected victims in China to 105.

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