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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Finland Not H5N1

According to the tests, the seagulls dying in Oulu, Finland had a different sort of virus. H13 is what they called it. According to another report, the gulls really died of starvation. Anyway, what they found is supposed to be a mild virus.

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.

Thank you, Sunshine, for that up to the minute report.

Tick tock tick tock tick tock.
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