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China confident it can control bird flu outbreak

Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 - 00:59

April 7 - Amid mounting concerns about a possible pandemic, China says it can control the outbreak of an avian flu strain newly contracted by humans. Andrew Raven reports.

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A pigeon trap snaps into action in Shanghai. Pigeons infected with the H7N9 virus were discovered in a food market in the city earlier in the week. The virus has so far killed six people in China - and the government wants to make sure it isn't spreading through the pigeon population. The outbreak has scared many residents. "I'm very worried," says this woman. "I have a child. I'm very worried the disease could spread throughout Shanghai." Fears like those have prompted a run on surgical masks and herbal remedies said to stave off the flu. Despite the concerns, a leading health official said on Sunday that China could control the outbreak. And the World Health Organization repeated that there is no evidence of transmission from human to human.

China confident it can control bird flu outbreak

Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 - 00:59

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