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First Human Case in Cambodia Highlights Surveillance Shortcomings

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Science  18 Feb 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5712, pp. 1027
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5712.1027a

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The confirmation last week that the H5N1 strain of avian influenza had claimed its first human victim in Cambodia has raised concerns about surveillance capabilities there and in nearby countries.