November 21st, 2005 | researchmaterial
The H5N1 virus has killed more than 60 people in South East Asia since the latest outbreak began in 2003.
On Tuesday, China confirmed its first human death from the H5N1 virus.
Dr Robert Webster said it was possible people with Aids, who have depressed immune systems, could harbour the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. This would potentially give it the opportunity to become better adapted – and more dangerous – to humans…