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Missiles are scrambling to contain a new strain of bird flu remember H one in one.
This one is 87 in that nine and it said to be the most lethal virus of its kind.
It's already infected more than a hundred people in China it's killed at least 15 of them.
And today they confirmed it cross the -- from China into Taiwan.
John Roberts live in Atlanta she -- -- for disease control and prevention -- health officials are trying to figure out if the virus can spread from person to person.
They are -- because of more than 50% of cases including that man from Taiwan you mentioned there was no contact with poultry they're still thankfully.
No evidence that this is broadly contagious between people but there are some troubling cases health officials quickly want to get to the bottom up doctor Drew -- city.
Is a flu official flu expert with the CDC.
There are three clusters of infections which are two or three infected members of the same council the same family members.
In these cases sometimes difficult to know whether one human in the Stanley started to another human or they both acquired it from infected bird they're both exposed to.
The Centers for Disease Control is racing to find a vaccine but now -- -- troubling development of virus that the CDC have.
As was developing resistance to our front line drugs Tamiflu and relents -- so we have a real witches -- -- -- got a new virus that humans have no natural immunity to.
No vaccine at this point and the idea that it could become resistant to our best drugs which is why the Centers for Disease Control is so worried about this and -- -- so closely.
-- John scientists say the bird flu is deadlier for humans and for other -- and other types of flu.
For instance that 1918 Spanish flu pandemic killed some fifty million people.
One out of every fifty patients died while this new strain of bird flu is killing one of every five patients it infects.
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