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A new strain of bird flu

November 24 2007

South Korean scientists announced the discovery of a previously unknown strain of bird flu. A new variety has struck thousands of birds, but scientists urge not to panic.

The fact that open a new virus is less dangerous than the deadly to humans strain H5N1. Despite this, the authorities plan to kill 13,000 infected poultry, including 3,800 ducks at a poultry farm in the province of Jeolla in the south, where it was discovered a new form of the virus. According to the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of South Korea, which cites the AP.

We recall that in November 2006 and March 2007 in South Korea was recorded seven outbreaks of bird flu varieties H5N1.

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