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New bird flu cases part of old outbreak: animal health organisation

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The World Organisation for Animal Health says it believes the latest cases of bird flu in Asia are probably part of an old outbreak.

The World Organisation for Animal Health says it believes the latest cases of bird flu in Asia are probably part of an old outbreak.New cases have been reported in China, Thailand and Vietnam in the last two days.An outbreak of bird flu earlier this year killed 24 people in Vietnam and Thailand, and led to the slaughter of 100 million fowl.The World Organisation for Animal Health has urged countries in the region to increase their surveillance. (Source: Reuters, July 2004)

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Posted On: 11 July, 2004
Modified On: 4 December, 2013


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