Thursday, May 18, 2006

Bird Flu Kills Up To 6 Members Of One Family

The cluster of deaths within one family, has again raised the fear of human to human transmission.

May 18 (Bloomberg) -- The lack of any clear cause for bird flu in as many as seven members of an Indonesian family is unnerving authorities who are attempting to rule out the possibility that the virus was transmitted from person to person.

Without a definitive link between the infected people and any diseased animals, scientists are unable to rule out the possibility that the Indonesians transmitted the virus to each other

This is one of the key events that the WHO has been watching out for and feared. The investigation into the cause of the flu in this family will be very important.


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