Friday, February 15, 2008

United Kingdom: H5N1 Found In Swan

I realize this blog is about humans, but it's just so interesting to track H5N1 in birds around the world.

On 04 February 2008, H5N1 influenza was found in a euthanized mute swan in a nature reserve called Radipole Lake in Weymouth City on the Dorset coast of UK. So far 10 swans on the Dorset coast have been infected. This incident is concerning because close to the site of outbreak, there is a popular feeding place for mute swans as well as one lakeside restaurant.

Check Pro-med listings for more data.


p.s. if you click the link above the text, you'll see a photo of two mute swans

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