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India Official Says H5N1 Bird Flu Epidemic Throughout West Bengal State

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

An Indian health official says an epidemic of the H5N1 avian flu in the state of West Bengal has spread throughout the state. He said that although tests of people in the area continue to show a negative response to the virus, a positive reading was "just a matter of time." Several districts report infections of the virus in poultry and some authorities doubt the virus has spread throughout West Bengal. The effort to contain the virus is hampered by a shortage of about 1,000 veterinarians and physicians. (Click here for more



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