WSBTV.com - Health - Bird Flu Mutated In Family, WHO Says: "JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The H5N1 bird flu virus mutated slightly in an Indonesian family that contracted the virus, according to a World Health Organization report.
But bird flu experts insist it doesn't increase the possibility of a human pandemic.
Seven of eight relatives who were infected died last month.
Experts said the virus slightly mutated in a 10-year-old boy, who is then suspected of passing the virus to his father.
An epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it's the first evidence of possible human-to-human-to-human transmission of the virus.
But he noted that the virus did not pass outside the family cluster and died with the father."
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