The report says that there hasn’t been any evidence yet that the father had been infected by his son. But it was possible, from AP via MSNBC:
The father of a Chinese man who died of bird flu has also been infected with the H5N1 virus that causes the disease, the World Health Organization reported, saying it could not rule out the possibility of human-to-human infection.
Joanna Brent, a Beijing-based WHO spokeswoman, said the father began showing symptoms on Monday and was confirmed as having the virus on Wednesday. She said he has been hospitalized and is being treated….[Full Text]