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H5N1 mutated in Indonesia, says WHO

The H5N1 bird flu virus mutated somewhat among Indonesians in the largest known human cluster, but did not evolve into a more transmissible form, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. A spokeswoman for the U.N. agency, Maria Cheng, said the result had come from its investigation into a cluster of cases in northern Sumatra, where seven members of a single family were killed in May. “There was a mutation found, it was in a report recently given to the (Indonesian) government. It was the summary of the investigation into the northern Sumatra case,” she told Reuters in Geneva, in response to a query. Full Story

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