China: Second related case follows "no avian link" H5N1 death:
This article was originally published in Clinica
In a potentially highly troubling development, the Chinese government has announced that the father of the man who died earlier this month from H5N1 avian flu has developed symptoms of the infection. Following the son's death, which the national epidemiology laboratory confirmed as being due to the H5N1 strain (Clinica daily, December 7), the World Health Organization reported that "no indication of contact with sick birds" had been found. The situation thus raises the spectre of human-to-human transmission. Other close contacts remain under observation.
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