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Bird flu marches on Israel

March 18 2006

Veterinary Service, Ministry of Agriculture of Israel has suspended the export of products from chicken meat that have not undergone heat treatment.

In raw chicken meat can be the bird flu virus.

Killed in southern Israel turkeys were infected with H5N1, which poses a risk to humans.

March 16 at Kibbutz Ein-ha-Shlosha and groom, located in southwest Israel quarantined. In these farms have died a thousand turkeys, and turkeys. In the surrounding areas are killed wild birds.

Day of March 17 found another hotbed of the disease in the village near the Kiryat Moshe Sdey Gata in the south. Blood samples of dead birds submitted for analysis to the veterinary service.

Five Israelis living in the south, were taken to hospital with suspected bird flu, reports

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