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Hungry for respite: Bird-flu virus ruffles poultry in Hungary

by Medindia Content Team on June 10, 2006 at 12:42 PM
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Hungry for respite: Bird-flu virus ruffles poultry in Hungary

Budapest: A highly pathogenic H5 avian flu virus has caused disturbance among Hungary's health authorities, after they discovered its presence in poultry . The farm ministry announced that it is still not sure if the strain belongs to the lethal H5N1.

Following the detection of the virus in a farm in southeast Hungary, habited by nearly 3000 geese, officials have ordered culling of nearly 300,000 birds, identified in the risky zone.

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Chinese officials have confirmed that things have been under control ever since the first outbreak in February.

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