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March 8, 2005

Seven More Cases Of Bird Flu: Tests show bird flu cases missed

Topics: Health Issues

Seven Vietnamese who initially tested negative for bird flu have now been found to have carried the virus, the World Health Organization has said.

Specimens from the seven patients were originally tested in Vietnamese laboratories, but were then retested in Japan, where the virus was detected.

"There's no doubt. The WHO accepts that we are missing cases. It's quite possible that some people are falling sick and their symptoms are very light and they don't end up in hospital," said WHO regional spokesman Peter Cordingley.

Related reading: WHO Update 10 on Avian influenza - situation in Viet Nam

Posted by Hyscience at March 8, 2005 9:10 AM

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