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China Health Minister Sounds Alarm Over Third Bird Flu Death

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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A third death caused by avian influenza has led China's health minister to warn the country may be hard-put to control an outbreak. Minister Chen Zhu said the country faces a possible epidemic situation and planned to appeal to the public to take preventative steps. He told health departments throughout the nation to double their efforts to control the disease at a time of year when human bird flu cases are most common. Hospitals are instructed to use more resources to diagnose and treat the cases. A bird flu expert at the meeting where Chen spoke argued the three cases were separate and not part of a large-scale outbreak. (Click here for more
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