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China, Europe Report New Outbreaks of Bird Flu

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posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 07:39 PM
Countries are killing poultry flocks 10,000 and 30,000 birds at a time. The slaughter is ruining rural economies, and will cause famines in many of these locales. Hopefully, though, the effort may prevent bird flu's spread to humans.

But as bird flu is spread by wild birds - that now are migrating, this may be a slim hope.

China, Europe report new bird flu outbreaks

Last Updated Wed, 19 Oct 2005 12:49:24 EDT
CBC News

China reported a fresh outbreak of a deadly strain of bird flu on Wednesday amid new reports of the avian illness in Russia, Romania and Macedonia.

China's state news agency, Xinhua, reported Wednesday that 2,600 birds died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu in the country's northern region.
Veterinary workers disinfect trains coming from the quarantined counties of Tulcea and Constanta, attempting to prevent the spread of the bird flu virus, in Fetesti, Romania, Wednesday Oct. 19.

Xinhua said the birds were discovered in a breeding facility near the village of Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia. The news agency didn't provide any details other than to say that the "epidemic is under control."

China had earlier outbreaks of bird flu this year in Qinghai, Xinjiang, and Tibet.

[edit on 19-10-2005 by soficrow]


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