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Bird Flu Claims Another Human Victim in Vietnam

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Bird Flu Claims Another Human Victim in Vietnam

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Bird Flu Claims Another Human Victim in Vietnam

Bird Flu Claims Another Human Victim in Vietnam

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The World Health Organization confirms an eight-year-old girl is the fifth person to die in Vietnam after contracting the so-called bird flu. South Korea, Japan and Taiwan also are experiencing outbreaks of the H5N1 avian influenza, but though there are no reports of it spreading to humans in those countries. NPR's Michael Sullivan reports.

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