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February 27, 2006

Greece: 16 B2B, "more to come"

Thanks to my Greek reader, who sent the following story:

Yet another six swans found dead in northern Greece were tested positive to the H5 virus. So far, a total of 16 cases has been tested positive to the deadly H5N1 avian flu virus in Greece.

Veterinary professor Spyros Kyriakis underlined that more cases are to follow, therefore, seriousness in handling the situation is a prerequisite.

In the meantime, a 20-year-old illegal immigrant of Afghan descent who developed high temperature and said he came from Turkey has been admitted to Mytilenes hospital. The young Afghan was handled as a suspected avian flu case, and is being treated in an isolation ward, while the room where he had been hospitalised along with other illegal immigrants was disinfected.

The patient said he had no physical contact with a bird, while the Pasteur Institute is due to yield the test results, which are to show whether he has been infected with the H5N1 virus or not, in three days time.

Posted by dymaxion at February 27, 2006 01:24 PM

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