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French, German Bird Flu Outbreaks May Signal More Infections


7/5/2007 12:15:18 PM

July 5 (Bloomberg) -- France found three wild swans that died this week had avian flu, suggesting the lethal H5N1 virus is spreading again across Europe. At least five other European nations have reported avian influenza outbreaks this year, according to the Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health. A strain that killed 12 wild birds in Germany in the past month is almost identical to that found earlier this year in the Czech Republic, Germany's Friedrich Loeffler center for animal health said.

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