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H5N1 Found in a Stone Marten

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posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 01:00 PM
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Source: CNN

The image is a Pine-Marten, but at least you can have an idea of the animal. For further info on this kind of animal: Wisconsin info

The H5N1 bird flu virus has been found in a stone marten, a German laboratory said Thursday, indicating the disease has spread to another species of mammal.

The animal was found sick near the Wittow Ferry area of the Island of Ruegen (Germany) and was killed by a Government veterinarian.


According to the Regional Minister for Agriculture: "The presence of an H5N1 infection in a second mammalian species is not surprising: Cats and martens have a comparable prey spectrum".


Even though, isnĀ“t it worrying how the disease is spreading?




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