posted on Mar, 17 2006 @ 03:30 AM
They've confirmed that it is H5N1.
Deadly bird flu found in Denmark
The first case of the deadly bird flu strain H5N1 has been
confirmed in a wild buzzard in Denmark.
The Ministry for Consumer and Family Affairs said the dead bird had tested positive after being found near Naestved, south of Copenhagen.
It comes a day after Sweden said tests showed two wild ducks found on its east coast carried H5N1.
Danish authorities have set up quarantine and surveillance zones around where the buzzard was found.
The Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research said on Thursday a sample from the tests on the buzzard would be sent to the EU laboratory in
the UK for final verification.
But it confirmed in a statement the H5N1 virus had been found.
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I realize that people don't really care if this or that country gets infected with bird flu or not. After all, it's not like the human to human
strain is emerging. We've been warned for quite some time about it, but still nothing significant has come out yet.
I'm sure this how many people reason things. I mean, there's no use worrying over it, right? If it comes, it comes...
But here's something else you should consider: what are the economic ramifications of bird flu in affected countries? This is what I'd like to
observe. Like in the case of Denmark, how will this affect their poultry trade? What are the expected losses?
People may not care about people, but people do care about money.