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  Bird flu
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How do humans catch it?
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Thai chicken farm What is it?
The bird flu that is spreading through parts of Asia is a disease caused by the avian influenza virus.

It mainly affects birds. So far several million chickens have either died or had to be killed because of the disease. The virus has also been passed to humans and a small number of people have died after catching it.

It's not the same virus that we get when we talk about having flu in the UK.


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