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The outbreak with links to chicks and ducklings involves four different strains.
A recommendation for occupational use was tabled until the vaccine becomes available.
Officials are puzzling over how the boy who died contracted the virus, as at least two more cases surface.
Iowa has gone 2 weeks without an outbreak and Minnesota almost 4, as researchers find viable H5N2 in farm air samples.
The new case involves a 17-year-old boy whose illness wasn't detected until he died, which is bad news for outbreak containment.
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