September 25, 2012

Vietnam’s new strain of bird flu spreading fast

A new strain of the H5N1 virus known as bird flu has appeared in Vietnam, but the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says there is no reason to believe it is any more virulent than previous strains. "In the past, the occurrence of variations in the virus has resulted in limited upsurges of outbreaks and the FAO expects this situation will be the same," the UN agency said in a statement to Vietweek.  Read More

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