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Likely Case of Bird Flu Spread by Humans Reported

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Experts say there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission after Chinese scientists reported the first likely case of direct person-to-person transmission of the H7N9 bird flu virus that has killed over 40 people since March.


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