The World Health Organization confirmed new human cases and deaths of the H5N1 strain of the bird flu in China and Indonesia following the discovery of the deadly virus among birds in Greece, Italy and Bulgaria over the weekend.

The World Health Organization confirmed Thursday that a teenager who died on Jan. 17 in northern Iraq tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus, making the war-torn country the seventh to report a human case of the deadly disease.

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