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Tests show bird flu cases in Baghdad

Birds in one Baghdad district have tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, while a man in another part of the capital has been hospitalized with symptoms, an official said Wednesday. Samples taken from birds in the Kamamaliyya district tested positive for H5N1, Ibtisam Aziz, spokeswoman for the government’s bird flu committee, said in a statement. The tests were conducted after a man who died earlier this week was suspected of having bird flu. A member of the man’s family, who suffered from similar symptoms, later recovered, she added. Full Story

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