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BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 04 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:8

Hong Kong flu virus re-emerges: Chickens carrying the H5 bird flu virus have been found again in Hong Kong's fresh produce markets, fuelling fears of a repeat of the bird flu outbreak that killed six people in 1997 and led to the slaughter of the entire chicken population. The virus has also been found in ducks, geese, and swans, which suggests a more virulent …

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