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Tuesday, May 23rd 2006

Human to Human Transmission…

…of H5N1, is being suspected in Indonesia in a cluster of 7 cases (6 of them fatal).

A team of international experts has been unable to find animals that might have infected the people, the World Health Organization said in a statement today. In one case, a 10-year- old boy who caught the virus from his aunt may have passed it to his father, the first time officials have seen evidence of a three-person chain of infection, an agency spokeswoman said. Six of the seven people have died.

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