Friday, October 28, 2005

Turkey lifts bird flu quarantine, says no further cases detected

ANKARA : Turkey on Friday lifted quarantine imposed on a northwestern village where a lethal strain of bird flu was identified earlier this month and said no further outbreaks of the disease had been detected.

The three-week quarantine was put in place on October 7 on and around the village of Kiziksa after the discovery of the deadly H5N1 virus in a fowl farm there, and was set to officially expire at 11:00 p.m. (2000 GMT), local officials said.

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See also: Bird flu quarantine in Manyas ends today (The New Anatolian)

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