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January 10, 2006

The Independent on Turkey

A good summary of a bad situation is available on the site of the Independent Online. The opening paragraphs:

Bird flu swept westwards through Turkey to the borders of Europe, sending local people scurrying to hospital for tests for the lethal infection. Officials said 78 people were suspected of having the virus which has killed three children in the east and may have infected a dozen more in the capital, Ankara.

In Istanbul, Turkey's largest city and the gateway to Europe, 23 people, half of them children, were being tested in hospital.

Russia banned travel to Turkey yesterday and Iran closed its border with the country.

Posted by dymaxion at January 10, 2006 07:18 PM

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