The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last night confirmed a case of H5N1 bird flu in someone exposed to infected poultry in Colorado. This is the first human case of H5N1 flu since outbreaks in U.S. wild birds and poultry were detected last year. The patient is being isolated and treated with the flu antiviral drug oseltamivir. CDC said the general public remains at low risk for avian flu, but people who have job-related or recreational exposures to infected birds should take appropriate precautions. The agency also will continue to monitor the situation closely.  

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