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Author`s name Ольга Савка

Comments: Bird flu: No time for complacency

With a 50 percent death rate in humans, a pandemic of bird flu would kill tens of millions of peopleBird flu is so called because it affects birds, mostly. However, it has already passed from birds to humans and the 120 reported cases in the last 18 months have had a 50 percent death rate – 60 people. The worst case scenario is that the virus (H5N1) will mutate, latching itself onto the human flu virus and passing from human to human, causing a pandemic against which mankind has no defences

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