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American Medical Association Study: Is Exposure to Sick or Dead Poultry Associated With Flulike Illness?

Authors: Anna Thorson, Max Petzold, Nguyen Thi Kim Chuc, and Karl Ekdahl
January 9, 2006


This study conducted a survey in rural Vietnam and found that H5N1 symptoms were strongly linked to exposure to dead/sick poultry. This indicates that H5N1 is more prevalent than previously thought—but also much less deadly.

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