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China Won't Share Its Samples of a Deadly Flu Virus


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China is withholding samples of bird flu virus H7N9.

Samples are needed to develop vaccines against the virus.

Infections which can spread globally within days.

A new strain of H7N9 first appeared in China in 2013.

Has a 40% fatality rate but doesn't spread easily between people.

China refuses to share H7N9 samples making difficult developing a vaccine against it

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National public health institute of the United States.


President of United Therapeutics, Division of Cellular Therapeutics and doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital.