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# h5n1 - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Canada confirms first death from bird flu in North America

Health officials have stressed that the risk to the population is extremely low.

# h5n1 - Sunday 31 March, 2013

New avian flu strain kills two in China, one critical

The victims contracted H7N9 avian influenza, a sub-type that has not previously been transmitted to humans.

# h5n1 - Friday 17 February, 2012

WHO delays decision on releasing new bird flu research

Researchers in the US and the Netherlands have developed new H5N1 strains which are more transmissible than the natural version.

# h5n1 - Thursday 22 December, 2011

US asks science journals to censor studies on man-made bird flu

The US government fears that details on a lab-made version of bird flu could be used by terrorists for biological warfare.

# h5n1 - Monday 29 August, 2011

UN agency warns of potential bird flu resurgence

A mutant strain of the virus has been confirmed in China and Vietnam, and is believed to have been spread by wild bird migration.