H5N1 strain Avian Bird
Flu found in Romania and Turkey
Oct. 16th, 2005
The deadly bird virus H5N1 now has
been found in Romania; just two days after Turkey discovered the virus.
Britain’s chief medical officer has
warned that preventing a flu pandemic was not avoidable. Countries that
are in that surrounding area of the Danube delta region, which has the
largest bird preserve on the European continent, are trying to prevent
the spread of the virus.
Liam Donaldson told BBC television,
“The significance of it isn’t that there will be a pandemic of bird flu
itself, the significance of it is that at some point, and we go by the
lessons of history, the bird flu virus will combine with the human flu
virus and then it will become easily transmissible.” Donaldson did
stress the pandemic was less likely to happen in Europe this winter. He
also said, “'I think the likelihood is still that we will see the
epicentre of this pandemic of flu, this mutation, in the Far East”.
The World Health organization says
that the further spread of the avian bird flu is increasing the risk of
the bird to human transfer has increased. The infected birds are also
showing that the migratory birds are carriers of the virus. The WHO
recommends that countries located in the path of migratory routes be
watching for signs of disease in both wild and domestic birds.
Romania has killed thousands of
birds in an effort to avoid the spread of the virus.
In Asia 60 people have died of the
avian bird flu virus since 2003. In Indonesia, 3 out of the 5 cases of
people infected with the virus have died.
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Common Keywords and Misspellings: Avian Bird Flu
cold, Inflinza viris disese, pendemic, avein