SPOTLIGHT: New bird flu strain emerges


The World Health Organization says that two Egyptians were infected by a new strain of bird flu that is resistant to Tamiflu. They don't know how the strain developed, but noted that it is worrying as Tamiflu remains the primary protection against the H5N1 version of avian flu. Report

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