Friday, June 6, 2008

Add Bangladesh to the list

The 15th country to have a human case of bird flu, which is caused by an Avian H5N1 strain of influenza, is Bangladesh. A 16-month old boy has recovered after becoming ill in January, but the CDC only confirmed his infection with that strain last week. The first poultry outbreaks occurred in that country in February 2007.

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