World Bank Makes $34.4 Million Bird Flu Loan To Turkey  
4/25/2006 11:00:20 AM

WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) - The World Bank approved a $34.4 million loan on Monday to help Turkey combat avian flu in birds and humans, the bank said in a statement. The loan, drawn from $500 million credit line the World Bank approved in January for countries needing help fighting bird flu, will support prevention, preparedness and planning as well as response and containment of the disease, it said.