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Bird flu returns to European Union as case confirmed in Hungary

Posted by Michille on January 31st, 2007

BRUSSELS: The European Commission on Monday confirmed the first outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird-flu virus in the European Union since mid-2006, after tests on Hungarian geese proved positive.

European Health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou urged all member states “to step up their vigilance” and to reassess their risk levels following the outbreak at a goose farm in southeastern Hungary, his spokesman said.

An EU-approved laboratory in Britain had confirmed that it “was indeed a case of the H5N1 strain,” the spokesman, Philip Tod, told a press conference in Brussels.

THE MANILA TIMES!

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