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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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An electron microscope view of the bird flu virus. PR Newswire 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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Virologists and other scientists are meeting at the World Health Organization's Geneva headquarters to talk about the bird flu. Pierre Virot/WHO hide caption

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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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Scientists Debate How To Conduct Bird Flu Research

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