Friday, March 24, 2006

H5N1 Bird flu reaches Berlin

Officials from the German Health Ministry confirmed it’s first case of the H5N1 bird flu virus today.

The bird, a wild buzzard, was found in the Marzahn-Hellersdorf district on the eastern edge of the city.

The Health Ministry said a three-kilometer (2 mile) buffer zone was created to isolate the neighborhood where the case appeared and another ten-kilometer (6 mile) area was placed under quarantine.

Bird flu story sources we used:
http://english.pravda.ru/news/world/24-03-2006/77834-Berlin-0
http://english.bna.bh/?ID=42899

Posted by john T. on 03/24 at 08:32 AM
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