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    Chinese researchers are suggesting Canada's first H5N1 flu patient may have contracted the bird flu virus passing through or near an illegal live bird market in Beijing.

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/canadi...532512?cmp=rss

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    Re: Canadian who died from H5N1 flu might have caught it in illegal bird market

    It is curious.

    The strain was characterized (see Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal) and was seen in very few instances.

    Furthermore, it has some genetic signatures matching another strain isolated in a zoo tiger in Jiangsu.

    How did a such kind of strain manage to infect a single individual in a poultry market, without any other case noticed at local level and in the chickens?

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      Re: Canadian who died from H5N1 flu might have caught it in illegal bird market

      The original article

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        Re: Canadian who died from H5N1 flu might have caught it in illegal bird market

        Full access article here: http://www.journalofinfection.com/ar...030-9/fulltext

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