Tuesday, June 28, 2005

WHO appeals to China to test for bird flu

The World Health Organization urged China on Tuesday to step up testing of wild geese and gulls, as well as humans who've come in contact with them near a remote saltwater lake where 5,000 birds have died. Officials say 54 people have died in Asia so far this year after becoming infected by sick birds - although none in China. So far, Chinese authorities have tested only 12 dead birds and two people, with the people coming up negative.

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