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February 20, 2006

Nigeria fears bird flu has spread to humans

Nigeria fears bird flu has spread to humans KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) -- Nigerian health officials waited anxiously on Sunday for test results on two children feared to be the first Africans infected with the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus. The virus broke out in early January among poultry in Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, but the H5N1 diagnosis was confirmed only last week and authorities are struggling to contain it as it spreads rapidly to farms across the north

Posted by dymaxion at February 20, 2006 04:11 PM

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