Thursday, February 09, 2006

Bird flu: Turkey destroys 9.7m fowl

Turkey has destroyed 9.7 million fowl to fight an outbreak of deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, the Anatolia news agency reported.

Turkey appears to be winning the battle against the bird flu outbreak that killed four children last month, with no new human cases reported since January 18, but experts warned that the lethal H5N1 strain could still pose a serious threat to the country.

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