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February 27, 2006

Korea confirms antibodies in four people

The KCDC said it sent blood samples of 11 Koreans who took part in the cull of chickens and ducks during the bird flu outbreak between December 2003 and March 2004 to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which found that four of them - a soldier and three workers -- produced antibodies. The 11 had tested positive when the KCDC conducted its own tests last year of blood samples of 318 owners and workers at 19 poultry farms countrywide as well as of public servants and soldiers who disposed of dead birds. A KCDC official said the four took the antiviral drug Tamiflu at the time, did not show symptoms for 10 days and remain in good health.

Source. (Thanks HyeYoon.)

Posted by dymaxion at February 27, 2006 01:43 PM

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