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December 19, 2005

Ukraine considers full Crimea quarantine to halt bird flu

KIEV, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Ukrainian officials on Saturday considered imposing a quarantine throughout the Crimea peninsula to contain an outbreak of the potentially deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu affecting more than a dozen villages. Agriculture Ministry spokesman Oleksander Horobets said... detected in Crimea was H5N1, which is potentially dangerous to humans. He said Agriculture Minister... seasonal flu. Cases of H5N1 have also been detected in adjacent Romania and Russia. Romanian officials

Posted by dymaxion at December 19, 2005 12:37 PM

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