Tuesday, July 31, 2007

France’s Agriculture Ministry confirms bird flu in deaths of two swans

METZ, France—Two swans found dead in eastern France died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

The two swans were found dead Sunday night not far from the location where three swans were killed by the virus earlier this month.

The swans were found in an area known as Diane Capelle, in the Moselle region, some 15 kilometers from the site where three swans died of bird flu in early July.

Moselle’s prefecture extended measures to protect domestic fowl from wild birds that had been put in place after the first case of swan deaths, the statement said.

Bird flu story source: Mainichi news VIA AP

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