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Human-to-Human Bird Flu Confirmed in China

Chinese health officials have confirmed that a father caught bird flu from his son in December, according to a report released Tuesday.

Human-to-human transmission of bird flu has happened about a dozen times in the past, in countries including Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. In nearly every case, transmission has occurred among blood relatives who have been in close contact, and the virus has not spread into the wider community.

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