Sunday, March 05, 2006

Turkey confirms new bird flu cases among poultry

Turkey confirmed on Friday three new cases of the H5 strain of bird flu among poultry in an area to the west of Istanbul and said culling of birds was under way.

The Agriculture Ministry said samples from the infected ducks and chickens had been sent to Britain for further tests to ascertain whether they had the H5N1 form of the virus, which is dangerous to humans.

Read the whole story on Turkish Daily News

See also: Mutated Bird Flu found in Turkey (juiceenewsdaily)

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