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February 27, 2006

New bird flu cases in Cambodia and GermanyBiopeer

Indian health officials have declared that the virus has not infected any human beings as was confirmed by test reports. The results revealed no presence of the deadly H5N1 strain of virus in the blood samples sent for tests. This has put all fears of human infections to rest. Meanwhile, a team of experts has declared the famous Point Calimere bird sanctuary near Vedaranyam, about 50 km from Nagapattinam district in Tamilnadu, free from avian flu. The team carried out an intensive survey and collected samples of blood, saliva and fecal matter of birds for testing before reaching this conclusion.   

Cambodian officials have discovered three ducks on a family farm in eastern Cambodia infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus. The sick ducks were found during a routine check of poultry in the Kompong Cham province. Though the mystery of the ducks contracting the virus still remains to be tracked, officials have already triggered the culling process. All the 223 ducks in the farm have been culled to avoid all probabilities of a bird flu outbreak.

Agricultural authorities in Germany have confirmed 110 cases of the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain among wild birds. The dead wild birds, tested positive for the H5N1 virus, were found in the eastern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Apparently, six new cases of H5N1 were confirmed on the basis of the sample test conducted on dead wild birds found on Ruegen Island. In a different part of the state, a wild duck has also tested positive for bird flu.

Posted by dymaxion at February 27, 2006 01:10 PM

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