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    http://www.terra.net.lb/wp/Articles/...6&ChannelId=19

    Deadly bird flu virus confirmed in large Hungarian poultry farm
    June 17, 2006

    The body of a dead ostrich lays in a farm's field in Szank about 150 kms south of Budapest. More than 440,000 farm birds were exterminated in southern Hungary in recent days as the H5 virus bird flu strain was identified.

    The deadly H5N1 bird flu strain has been confirmed for the first time in a large poultry rearing region of Hungary by a European Union laboratory, veterinary officials said here Friday.

    The H5 virus, which is not highly pathogenic, had been detected by Hungarian authorities in the southeastern region of Kiskunmajsa on June 9. But the EU's reference laboratory in Weybridge, outside London, confirmed on Friday that the virus affecting geese and ducks belonged to the H5N1 strain, Hungary's chief veterinarian Miklos Suth said.

    Some 2,300 poultry have died at the poultry farm in Kiskunmajsa where H5N1 has been detected since last week. About 500,000 other poultry have been slaughtered as a precautionary measure within a one-kilometre radius around Kiskunmajsa.

    Some four million of the 40 million poultry reared in Hungary in total are bred within a 40-kilometre radius of Kiskunmajsa.

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    Re: Deadly bird flu virus confirmed in large Hungarian poultry farm

    Deadly bird flu virus confirmed in large Hungarian poultry farm

    Fri Jun 16, 4:28 PM ET

    BUDAPEST (AFP) - The deadly H5N1 bird flu strain has been confirmed for the first time in a large poultry rearing region of Hungary by a
    European Union laboratory, veterinary officials said here Friday.

    The H5 virus, which is not highly pathogenic, had been detected by Hungarian authorities in the southeastern region of Kiskunmajsa on June 9.

    But the EU's reference laboratory in Weybridge, outside London, confirmed on Friday that the virus affecting geese and ducks belonged to the H5N1 strain, Hungary's chief veterinarian Miklos Suth said.

    Some 2,300 poultry have died at the poultry farm in Kiskunmajsa where H5N1 has been detected since last week.

    About 500,000 other poultry have been slaughtered as a precautionary measure within a one-kilometre radius around Kiskunmajsa.

    Some four million of the 40 million poultry reared in Hungary in total are bred within a 40-kilometre radius of Kiskunmajsa.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060616...y_060616202824

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    As far as I am concerned this is the 3rd wave creeping north.
    They say the mane assault will be in the autumn.
    Considering how the things are going in Asia and Far East we must consider our self’s lucky as this is one expensive thing to deal with. Now with H2H stage 4 or 5 lurking in Indonesia, we who live in Europe should pay much more attention to what is happening at our home turf, as there is more out there than meats the eye.
    Last edited by Sally Furniss; June 17th, 2006, 05:15 PM. Reason: formatting only

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      New cases of bird flu suspected South Hungary

      New cases of bird flu suspected South Hungary
      21 Jun 2006 bbj.hu

      A total of 580 geese will be culled at a farm in Külsőgalambos in Bács-Kiskun County in southern Hungary in the wake of suspected bird flu, the chief veterinary officer. The owner of the farm reported irregular behaviour of his geese to the local vet, Miklós Süth said, adding that authorities had ordered a one-kilometre quarantine zone around the farm, where all other poultry would have to be culled. He said further cases could be expected in the region, where the virus was still taking its toll. On Monday the culling of 14,000 ducks was ordered in nearby Csolyospálos because of suspected bird flu infection. The vet found those birds to be suffering from a nervous system disorder that could have been caused by the H5N1 virus.

      Nearly 12,000 birds – geese and ducks - are awaiting to be culled in the area of Kiskunmajsa, at over thirty farmers. Some of the slaughterhouses cannot take over the poultry as their culling would mean payup and a lot of extra work. The CEO of the Hungerit Poultry Processing Plant Zrt. said that they work continuously, but can only takeover poultry from the region to which they were contracted previously.

      http://www.bbj.hu/main/news_13503_ne...h+hungary.html
      ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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