Thursday, September 08, 2005
Finland Not H5N1
At the rate the birds around here are dying (presumably from WNV), there won't be anything but domestic birds to be affected if H5N1 arrives in this country through migrating birds.
Lower Saxony and North Rhine Westphalia in Germany are going to require farmers to keep poultry inside after September 15th to prevent H5N1 infections from migrating birds.
This Agonist thread is interesting. It has extracts from papers discussing the new mutations in H5N1 that seemed to be allowing infections in mammals.
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