Sunday, December 09, 2007

Father of Chinese Bird Flu Victim Also Infected

A Chinese man whose son died from bird flu also has the virus, raising concerns of possible human to human transmission.

China’s official Xinhua news agency says the man from eastern Jiangsu province, identified only by his surname Lu, was recovering Saturday just days after his 24-year- old son died December second from bird flu.

No bird flu outbreak has been reported among the province’s wild birds or poultry raising questions about how the son and father may have contracted the virus.

It is possible they contracted it from the same source.

Avian influenza story source: VOA

Posted by john T. on 12/09 at 10:53 AM
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