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CDC bird flu factsheet

This fact sheet was prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is part of the US government's Department of Health and Human Services. It gives some good background information about flu viruses and virus subtypes, putting the H5N1 virus strain into context. It also briefly outlines the threat bird flu poses to human health, and the status of research into drug treatments and human vaccines.

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