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I know somebody who got bird flu from eating duck bird soup, which is uncooked. Is it safe to eat if it is cooked thoroughly?

The person you know may have gotten sick, but it wasn't bird flu or they probably wouldn't be alive now. So far there have been no human bird flu cases in the United States. According to the federal government's pandemic flu Web site (Pandemicflu.gov), in countries where there have been human cases, most die.

And yes, it is always a good idea to thoroughly cook any soup, especially if it has meat in it.

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