Avian flu cases raise new human transmission alarm:
This article was originally published in Clinica
In the last week, Viet Nam has confirmed five new cases of avian influenza, bringing the total since mid-December to 10, including nine fatalities (at January 27). Of the latest cases, the source of infection of three brothers "remains undetermined and investigations are ongoing", said the WHO yesterday. Human-to-human transmission has until now been the leading hypothesis.
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