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April 05, 2007

Kuwait, Bangladesh and the Rock of Gibralter

Bird flu is spreading in poultry in Bangladesh. And Kuwait has had bird flu in its poultry but is hoping its cull of 1.7 million birds has stopped it. But not until four Bangladeshis working on the cull were hospitalized with possible bird flu infection. Isolation was undertaken because of blood tests. The Kuwaiti cullers are said to have received prophylactic Tamiflu and these workers were not reporting symptoms, but "preliminary tests" were positive (via crof's blog). More definitive tests are to come:

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Posted by dymaxion at April 5, 2007 09:39 PM

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