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The virus in Turkey is the lethal H5N1 strain which is responsible for more than 60 deaths in Asia.
EU spokesman Markos Kyprianou said: "We have received confirmation that the virus found in Turkey is avian flu H5N1 high pathogenic virus."
He said the test results indicated a "direct relationship with viruses recently found in Russia, Mongolia and China."
Are they really going to make vaccines for EVERYONE in Europe, and will they actually work?
Originally posted by Pazzzzz
here in Holland we have about 5 million tamiflu recepies but there are 17 million people here so i guess a shortage.
A Vietnamese patient has become partially resistant to the antiviral drug experts plan to use to tackle a human bird flu outbreak.
The UK government has ordered 14.6m doses of Tamiflu, but the Nature report suggests this may not be effective enough if an outbreak does happen.
At present, H5N1 flu strain poses only a limited threat to humans as it cannot spread easily between people.
But experts fear it soon might, and other drugs may be needed to combat it.
It may be that using Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for too little time or at too low a dose could contribute to the emergence of resistant virus, Yoshihiro Kawaoka from the University of Tokyo and colleagues say.
"Further investigation is necessary to determine the prevalence of oseltamivir-resistant H5N1 viruses among patients treated with this drug," they warn.
The Department of Health said Tamiflu was the internationally agreed product of choice.
"Our antiviral strategy is kept under constant review," added a spokesman.