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Bird Flu Virus Outbreak

If you feel you are safe from the Bird Flu outbreak, think again. The map above shows the number of countries affected by the deadly bird flu (H5N1) virus. An area uncomfortably close to where I live had a scare lately (confirmed virus in chickens, but not humans), so it could happen anywhere.

The World Health Organization has recently issued an Infection Control Guideline to deal with avian influenza. While targeted primarily towards health care facilities, the 58-page document has a lot of useful background information and guidelines on how to deal with suspected cases.

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