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Egypt, Israel infected with avian influenza

March 17 2006
10:18

About a thousand turkeys died in two farms, located in southern Israel. According to preliminary analysis, the dead turkeys were infected with H5N1, a dangerous man for a variety of avian influenza.

Within a radius of 7 kilometers from the poultry farms, Israeli authorities have imposed quarantine. Agriculture Minister Zeev Boim told the country that, if finally confirmed, that the fallen turkeys were carriers of the virus H5N1, all birds in the affected area and on nearby farms will be destroyed.

Both farms border with Egypt, where a month ago was diagnosed virus H5N1. Reportedly NEWS


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