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Authorities warn that millions of people could be killed. Humans, rather than animals, would be the carriers of the new &to=http://http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/360/14580_birdflu.html' target=_blank>flu virus. The World Health Organisation said the outbreak had the potential to be worse than the &to=http://http://english.pravda.ru/main/2003/04/03/45549.html' target=_blank>Sars virus.

The high density of poultry and humans in several Asian countries has been blamed for the bird flu outbreak and the way to deal effectively with the disease can only start in Asia, said Hans Wagner, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's senior regional animal production and health officer.

Sars, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, killed 774 people and infected nearly 8000, mostly in Asia, in 2003. It caused widespread economic losses throughout the region. The H5N1 bird flu virus, which devastated the region’s poultry stocks, also spread to people, killing 32 in Thailand and Vietnam.

But there was no evidence it had acquired the human-flu characteristics it would need to be passed easily between people.

All that we can to do is only have care each other. Prevention of Avian Flu consists of: