China has two new birdflu outbreaks as virus spreads

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  • Tuesday, 29 Nov 2005

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has confirmed two new outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in poultry as the virus continues to take its toll on Asia, heightening concern among health experts searching for ways to contain it. 

China has culled more than 20 million birds this year and has reported 24 outbreaks of avian influenza since mid-October in nine regions and provinces from the far southwest to the frigid northeast. 

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