Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Birds culled in Saudi as new bird flu case found

RIYADH, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Saudi authorities have culled nearly 160,000 birds after a new case of the deadly strain of bird flu was found on a farm outside Riyadh, state media said on Tuesday.

The Saudi Press Agency said 158,000 birds were exterminated at al-Kharj, 150 km (94 miles) south of the capital, after the H5N1 strain of bird flu was found there.

The Saudi government says it has large stocks of Tamiflu anti-flu

avian flu story source: Reuters

Posted by john T. on 01/29 at 09:44 AM
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