Bird flu danger limited


The WHO says that, since the beginning of February 2006, the virus has spread to affect wild or domestic birds in 17 new countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

However, the WHO's public health experts confirm that when poultry products are safely handled and properly cooked, humans are not at risk of acquiring H5N1 infection through food.

Since December 2003, this virus is known to have infected 173 people, of whom 93 have died but not one of these cases has been linked to the

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