Bird flu in Sweden – 03/08/2006

  • November 23, 2013 at 2:22 pm #1153

    Hi folks,
    I do not want to give undo concern, I’m simply tracking this
    Keep in mind, we have not as yet seen person to person transmition.
    I personally remain more frightened of the new senate and house

    Bird flu discovered in Sweden

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 8 (UPI) — Bird flu has been found in four
    birds in eastern Sweden, the Swedish Board of Agriculture reports.
    Three tufted ducks were discovered with the deadly avian flu virus
    in Oxelosund, south of Stockholm, The Local said. Another infected
    bird, a greater scaup, was found in Karlskrona, in the far south of

    The board said in a statement that more infected birds were likely
    to be found elsewhere in the country, The Local said.
    A police patrol, together with an ornithologist and local officials,
    inspected the Stumholmen area of central Karlskrona Wednesday

    The island of Stumholmen is a mainly residential area, with a
    nursery school and the Maritime Museum, The Local said. No parts of
    the town have been sealed off as yet.

    The H5N1 strain of the virus first arrived in Europe in October,
    when it was diagnosed in birds in Turkey and Romania.
    The World Health Organization reports that 94 people have died of
    the virus so far, the majority in Asia.

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