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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

H5N1 Bird Flu in Nigeria

Latest news accounts describe an H5N1 avian influenza outbreak in poultry in Nigeria--a first for Africa. Despite predictions that wild birds could carry the virus to Africa this year, these news accounts are quick to blame wild birds for bringing the virus to West Africa without direct evidence actually confirming this possibility. The official OIE account of this outbreak is here.

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