When a case of the potentially lethal H5N1 bird flu was found in British poultry in 2007, Dutch farmers were told to keep their poultry away from wild birds by closing off outdoor areas with wire mesh. Ed Oudenaarden/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A city worker sells eggs as people line up outside the truck in Mexico City on Aug. 24. The Mexican government is battling an egg shortage that has caused prices to spike in a country with the highest per-capita egg consumption on Earth. Alexandre Meneghini/AP hide caption

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It's No Yolk: Mexicans Cope With Egg Shortage, Price Spikes

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said a voluntary halt to bird flu research should stay in effect. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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A government official in Bali, Indonesia, holds a chicken before administering an injection to cull it as a precautionary measure in April to prevent the spread of bird flu. Firdia Lisnawati/AP hide caption

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Chickens are under quarantine in Tepatitlan, Jalisco State, Mexico. The Mexican government declared a national animal health emergency July 2 in the face of an aggressive bird flu epidemic that has infected nearly 1.7 million poultry. Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bird Flu Researchers To Meet About Research Moratorium

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Vietnam has contained the fatal bird flu cases that raged in the late 2000s, but it is still struggling with new cases of the virulent disease. Here, a poultry trader loads live chickens onto his motorbike on March 16 at a market outside Hanoi. Hoang Dinh Ham/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Journal Publishes Details On Contagious Bird Flu Created In Lab

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Balinese government officials prepare to cull chickens as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of bird flu at a market in Denpasar on April 26. Firdia Lisnawati/AP hide caption

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First Of Controversial Bird Flu Studies Is Published

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Local officials burn chicken coops in anticipation of a resurgence in bird flu in Jakarta, Indonesia, in January. Concerns about potential misuse of research into genes that control the contagiousness of flu have stymied publication. Tatan Syuflana/AP hide caption

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Chickens were killed in Hong Kong last December in an effort to halt the spread of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bird Flu Studies Mired In Export Control Law Limbo

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Health Department officials cull birds and put them in sacks after bird flu virus was detected in Bhubaneswar, India. Biswaranjan Rout/AP hide caption

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Bird Flu Studies Getting Another Round Of Scrutiny By Panel

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H5N1 avian flu viruses (seen in gold) grow inside canine kidney cells (seen in green). Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC hide caption

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Questions About Bird Flu Research Swirl Around Private WHO Meeting

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