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Avian Flu Tends to Kill Youths as in 1918 Wave, Study Finds

Avian flu tends to kill younger people, much as the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic did, the World Health Organization said Friday as it released an analysis of more than 200 cases. Deaths from the disease surged in the winter for the last three years, the report said, so a rise in fatal cases can be expected late this year even if the virus does not mutate into a form more easily transmitted. Moreover, the report warned, the risk of the virus becoming more transmissible remains high “because of the widespread distribution of the H5N1 virus in poultry and the continued exposure of humans.” Full Story

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