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WHO warns of bird flu 'de javu'
"It's pretty clear why we're seeing these new cases. We're just going into the colder months in the northern hemisphere. The influenza virus is a cold weather virus and is more likely to flourish in this time of year," he (Peter Cordingley, a spokesperson for the WHO's Manila-based Western Pacific office) said.
"We expect a repeat of 2006, when the virus suddenly became very active," spreading to the Middle East, Africa and Europe, Cordingley said.
"It's a cold weather virus and everybody should be on their toes," he warned.
WHO expects global bird flu resurgence
The lethal bird flu virus has resurfaced across Asia, putting governments around the region on high alert.