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Five H5N1 Avian Flu Deaths So Far This Year

EGYPT An Egyptian woman and child died of H5N1 avian flu, the health ministry said on Monday, the fourth and fifth persons to die of the illness in the country this year. The six-year-old child died in Minya province on Monday evening, after a 47-year-old woman succumbed to the disease in Assiut province earlier in the day, ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said. Both Assiut and Minya provinces are rural areas that have seen a number of bird...

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China approves experimental Ebola vaccine for clinical trials

(Reuters) – China has approved a domestically developed experimental Ebola vaccine for clinical trials, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday, citing the People’s Liberation Army logistics unit. Scientists around the world are racing to develop Ebola vaccines after the world’s worst outbreak of the virus, which has killed more than 6,000 people in West Africa this year. The Chinese vaccine is being developed by the...

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