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Officials not worried about deadly bird flu strain coming to America yet

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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005 10:00 pm

Avian influenza has killed more than half of the 121 people infected with the disease since it was first reported in humans eight years ago. Wild and domesticated birds alike usually die hours or days after contracting the disease.

But while there are worries that many more will die in southeastern Asia and beyond, federal and local officials say they are not concerned about a deadly strain of the disease coming to America just yet.

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