Spammers punt 'snake oil' avian flu cure

Wednesday, 26 October 2005, 12:04 PM EST

Spammers are peddling drugs online that claim to combat bird flu. The junk mail campaigns tout offers to sell Tamiflu, the drug said to be the most effective in protecting humans from the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus, implicated in the deaths of dozens of people in Asia. The drug is in high demand because of fears the virus could mutate into a form that can pass between humans.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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