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New Cases of Deadly Bird Flu Reported in Asia, Mideast

Kuwait has found the deadly H5N1 variety of avian flu in one of two infected birds culled by authorities.

The strain was found in a migrating flamingo, while a second, imported bird had the milder H5N2 variant.

Later Friday, Thai officials said a one-year-old boy in Bangkok has been diagnosed with the virulent H5N1 strain, but is expected to fully recover.

Meanwhile, Vietnam says it will set up a medical facility for Cambodian bird flu patients near the border between the two countries in an effort to contain the spread of the virus.

Health officials said the small ward will mean Cambodian patients do not have to travel more deeply into Vietnam for treatment.

And on Thursday, China reported another outbreak of bird flu in a flock of chickens in northeastern Liaoning province, the country's seventh outbreak in a month.

Some information for this story provided by AFP and Reuters.