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Infectious Disease

Bird flu death toll reaches 22 in Asia

15 years, 7 months ago

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Posted on Feb 19, 2004, 12 p.m. By Bill Freeman

Local health officials in protective outfits dismantle an aviary at a farm where a new case of bird flu has been found in the town of Kokonoe, in southern Japan, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004. The bird flu was detected in a group of pet chickens at the farm on Tuesday, the country's first new infections since an outbreak at a chicken farm late December.

Local health officials in protective outfits dismantle an aviary at a farm where a new case of bird flu has been found in the town of Kokonoe, in southern Japan, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004. The bird flu was detected in a group of pet chickens at the farm on Tuesday, the country's first new infections since an outbreak at a chicken farm late December. (AP Photo/Kyodo, Toshiyuki Kuwana) BANGKOK, Thailand — Two 4-year-old boys became the latest victims of the bird flu virus sweeping Asia, bringing the human death toll to 22 on Wednesday.

Source: http://ap.polkonline.com/pstories/health/20040218/1906620.shtml



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