First Fatal Case Of H5N1 Hits North America

Published: Jan 10, 2014

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The H5N1 flu has hit North America. A Canadian who traveled to Beijing died of the bird flu, according to Reuters. "I am here to confirm North America's first human case of H5N1, also known as avian flu," Canada Health Minister Rona Ambrose said, in a press conference according to "I want to reassure the public this is an isolated case and the risk of H5N1 to Canadians is very low. There is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission."

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