Saturday, January 07, 2006

More bird flu cases confirmed in Turkey

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that two children hospitalised in Turkey had contracted the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.

WHO spokeswoman Maria Cheng said the children, a 5-year-old and an 8-year-old, were from the same region where three other children died from bird flu this week.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan appealed to Turks not to hide poultry to escape bird flu culls. Read more at ABCnews

Posted by john T. on 01/07 at 03:13 PM
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