Bird Flu Fear as mutant strain hits China


29 August 2011 - According to the BBC, avian flu shows signs of a resurgence, while a mutant strain - able to sidestep vaccines - could be spreading in Asia, the United Nations has warned.  Read the full BBC report, as well as the official warning from the United Nation's Food & Agriculture Organisation.
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