Sunday, February 4, 2007

 

Tests show bird flu is H5N1 virus

‘The avian flu which killed 2,600 turkeys at a Suffolk farm has been confirmed as the H5N1 virus.

The strain can be fatal if it is passed on to humans but experts said the outbreak was being contained and posed little danger to people.

A spokesman for Bernard Matthews, which runs the farm in Holton, said none of the affected birds had entered the food chain and there was no risk to health.’




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