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    • 322 people have died of bird flu since 2003.
      • The H5N1 has been responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of birds
      • Researchers have identified five gentic changes that could allow the virus to start a deadly pandemic.
    • Prof Ron Fouchier from the Erasmus Medical centre in the Netherlands, led the research.
      • Prof Ron Fouchier hopes his work might speed up development of vaccines and anti- viral drugs against a lethal form of brid flu.
    • The deadly disease to humans can only be transmitted by close contact with infected bird.
    • It has been shown for the first time it is possible for bird flu to becoem airbrone.


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