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Bird flu virus similar to one that hit Maharashtra

The H5N1 virus, presently wreaking havoc in West Bengal, is similar to the one that hit Nawapur in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra in February 2006. Scientists from the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, who have completed gene sequencing of the H5N1 virus isolated from West Bengal, have told the Union health ministry in an official report submitted on Tuesday, that the virus is the highly virulent Asian strain similar to the one circulating in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Full Story

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