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February 07, 2007

Fourth Japanese outbreak is H5N1

Via C-Health, an AP story: Japan confirms another bird flu outbreak. Excerpt:

Japanese authorities confirmed the country's fourth outbreak of the virulent H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus Saturday at a poultry farm in the country's south.

About two-dozen chickens were found dead at the farm in Shintomi, southwestern Miyazaki prefecture, last month. The birds had been infected with the H5N1 strain deadly to humans, the Agricultural Ministry said Saturday.

The case marks Japan's fourth H5N1 outbreak incident this year and the third to hit poultry farms in Miyazaki, Japan's largest chicken-producing region.

Posted by dymaxion at February 7, 2007 10:19 PM

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