October 2005
Weekly Reader News - Senior;10/28/2005, Vol. 84 Issue 8, p2
Provides information on avian influenza or bird flu and the search of scientists for a vaccine to protect people from the disease. Spread of the disease in Southeast Asia; Primary victims of the disease; Action taken by countries to limit the spread of the flu. INSET: Bird Flu: Why We Should Care.


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