Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Strain of Bird flu found in Turkey is H5N1 strain

This is an update to the previous story found here: Bird flu outbreak in Turkey

A spokesman for the Turkish Agriculture ministry has confirmed that the bird flu virus found in a village in northern Turkey is the H5N1 strain.

Spokesman Tunc Tuncel, confirmed during an interview that it indeed was the H5N1 strain of the virus.

He also said, ‘But we believe that it has not spread to any humans,’ and that preventive measures are already in place.

Avian flu story link: Thompson Financial

Posted by john T. on 01/22 at 07:30 AM
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