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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

 

Five More Deaths Put Bird-Flu Toll at 103

`The human death toll from the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu reached 103 after five people died from the disease in Azerbaijan, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. WHO said seven of 11 patients from Azerbaijan had tested positive for H5N1 in samples checked at a major laboratory in Britain. Five of those cases were fatal.

The sources of infection were still under investigation, but officials suspected a connection to the feathers of dead swans.’




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