WHO seeks to calm fears over avian flu clusters:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The World Health Organization is allaying fears that "several family clusters" of avian flu in Viet Nam represent an escalation of the problem. A cluster of five new cases of H5N1 virus infection was confirmed on April 4, only days after Cambodia reported its second-ever avian flu infection and fatality. "There is currently no evidence that the H5N1 virus is spreading easily from person to person," said the WHO. At the time of going to press, the total of confirmed infections in Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam since January 2004 stood at 79, with 49 deaths.
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