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As a deadly strain of bird flu continues to circulate in Asia, public health officials are on the watch for any signs of mutation. Three times in the past century, bird influenzas have spread to people, causing millions of deaths. The next global flu pand



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Flu Fears Threaten Thai Cockfighting Tradition

Wed, 23 Feb 2005 00:00:00 -0500

In Thailand, strictures put in place to contain avian flu have imperiled the future of cockfighting, a pastime that many consider an integral part of rural life.



Bird Flu Deaths in Thailand Raise Pandemic Fears

Wed, 08 Dec 2004 00:00:00 -0500

In September, an 11-year-old Thai girl and her mother died from bird flu. Days later, the girl's aunt became ill. Thai researchers feared the virus had mutated, now easily moving from person to person. That could be first sign of a global pandemic. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.



Thai Chicken Farms Are Front Line for Bird Flu Fight

Tue, 07 Dec 2004 00:00:00 -0500

Thailand has killed more than 40 million chickens this year in an effort to stop a deadly strain of bird flu that's killed at least 17 people in the country. But the virus keeps resurfacing. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.