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77 Japanese may have been infected with mild form of bird flu - Comments

Up to 77 people in Japan, most of them chicken farm workers, may have been infected with a mild form of bird flu, health officials said Tuesday. The sufferers came from two prefectures, Saitama and Ibaraki, outside of Tokyo, said Masahiko Shimada, an Ibaraki health official. Shimada said those who may have been infected showed evidence of antibodies to the H5N2 virus, which is weaker than the deadly H5N1 form. None of them showed signs of the disease and there was no danger that they would, Kyodo News agency reported

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