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In Sweden, on a farm suspected of bird flu

March 18 2006

In southern Sweden, one of the poultry farms have found a duck, in which doctors suspected bird flu.

Preliminary tests have shown the presence of the virus in her blood family H5. Now, additional tests should determine whether the virus is dangerous for the human strain of H5N1.

The authorities have declared that they intend to destroy at this poultry farm about 500 ducks and 150 pheasants, RBC reports.

Note that earlier in the area of Sweden avian flu has been detected in wild ducks.

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