KUBU SEMBILANG, Indonesia - Driving into this hardscrabble mountain village past thick orange groves and tall corn close to harvest, Kubu Sembilang does not appear to be the place where a worldwide pandemic of bird flu will begin.
But that is a still a very real fear, because despite the best efforts by field epidemiologists from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control, and the Indonesian government, the source of avian flu in this hamlet has not been discovered. The cluster began with one extended family living side-by-side in three homes and so far has killed seven of the eight members who came down with the virus.
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