Expert says bird flu has killed 300 people in China

Posted on November 30, 2005 

Expert says bird flu has killed 300 people in China

A respected Japanese scientist, who works with the World Health Organization, says 300 people have died of H5N1 bird flu in China, including seven cases caused by human-to-human transmission.

He says he was given the information in confidence by Chinese colleagues who have been threatened with arrest if they disclosed the extent of the problem.

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