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Worth, Texas; Phoenix Children's Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.; Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Medical center for Kids in Wilmington, Del.; Children's Mercy South in Overland Recreation area, Kan.; Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Medical center at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn.; and the Mary Bridge Kids's Hospital & Wellness Center in Tacoma, Wash. The Leapfrog Group is definitely a national firm and a coalition of open public and private purchasers of employee health coverage founded in 2000 to work for improvements in health care safety, quality and affordability. Initially organized by the Business Roundtable, it is right now an unbiased advocacy group dealing with a broad range of partners, including hospitals and insurers.China culls 33,000 ducks to contain bird flu outbreak Authorities in China state a suspected outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus has been discovered among ducks in an outlying district of the southern city of Guangzhou. Thursday The Agriculture Ministry says as of last, 9,830 ducks had passed away of the outbreak in Guangzhou’s Panyu District. Experts say initial check by regional officials indicate that the birds acquired died of the extremely pathogenic H5N1 virus and additional samples have been delivered to a national laboratory for confirmation.