Bird Flu Continues Spreading in Asia, More Human Cases

Per XFN-ASIA, a new bird flu outbreak has been reported in Tibet a day after a 22-year-old man was confirmed to have died of bird flu in Hunan. He was China's 18th confirmed human bird flu fatality. Source: http://www.forbes.com/afxnewslimited/feeds/afx/2008/02/19/afx4668281.html

According to Reuters, doctors confirmed over the weekend that a 7-year-old child from the northern Vietnamese province of Hai Duong had the H5N1 bird flu virus. The child has been under treatment in Hanoi along with several suspected cases. Bird flu has killed 50 people in Vietnam out of 106 infected cases since late 2003, the health ministry said. Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/europeCrisis/idUSHAN65559