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[21 Aug 2009 | Comments Off | 992 views]

–AP–
SANTIAGO, Chile — Swine flu has jumped to birds, opening a potentially dangerous new chapter in the global epidemic.
Chile’s health ministry said it ordered a quarantine Friday for two turkey farms outside the port city of Valparaiso after genetic tests confirmed sick birds were afflicted with the same virus circulating in humans.
The virus now circulating in humans around the world — a mixture of human, pig and bird genes — has proven to be very contagious but no more deadly than common seasonal flu so far.
But health experts have expressed …