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    Re: Turkey: Bird flu case [in birds]

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    H5N1 Confirmed in Third Region in Northern Turkey


    Recombinomics Commentary 07:51
    February 5, 2008

    The outbreak was discovered in the village of Yenicam, Sakarya province, where dozens of chicken died recently

    vets have culled nearly 700 animals and carried out health checks on residents

    The above comments describe confirmed H5N1 at a third region in Turkey along the southern coast of the Black Sea (see satellite map). Once again H5N1 is detected in poultry in the absence of detection in wild birds, signaling a deficient surveillance program in Turkey. This outbreak follows confirmation of H5N1 in two other locations in Turkey as well as outbreaks in Krasnodar, Rostov, Ukraine, Romania, and Iran.

    Sequences from Romania and Krasnodar link back to Uva Lake, which is now widespread in Europe. However, the Rostov isolate is clade 2.2.3 similar to earlier isolates in Russia, including Moscow.

    Release of sequences from the three recent outbreaks in Turkey would be useful.


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    • #32
      Re: Turkey: Bird flu case [in birds]

      Turkey confirms bird flu in villages in northwest
      06 Feb 2008 07:05:41 GMT
      <!-- 06 Feb 2008 07:05:41 GMT ## for search indexer, do not remove -->Source: Reuters

      <!-- AN5.0 article title end --><SCRIPT language=JavaScript src="/bin/js/article.js"></SCRIPT></SPAN><INPUT id=CurrentSize type=hidden value=13 name=CurrentSize> <!-- Turkey confirms bird flu in villages in northwest --><!-- Reuters -->ANKARA, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Turkey's agriculture ministry has confirmed it was bird flu that killed chickens in northwest Turkey, where three villages have been quarantined, the ministry said late on Tuesday.
      Turkey culled 1,783 birds in the villages in Sakarya province, 125 kilometres (78 miles) east of Turkey's biggest city Istanbul.
      "Three samples taken from a citizen's chickens were sent to Istanbul and it was detected that the bird flu virus is the cause of their death," the ministry said in a statement.
      The ministry did not specify the strain of virus. It said the area was being disinfected and all measures were being taken by the authorities.
      The chickens' deaths were first reported on Feb. 1.
      Turkey also detected bird flu virus in dead chickens in Samsun province, in the north of the country, on Sunday.
      Last month, Turkey culled nearly 600 poultry in villages in Zonguldak, another province on the Black Sea coast, after an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu was identified.
      Turkey lies on the migratory route for wild birds flying south from Scandinavia and Siberia to north Africa for winter.
      Four people died from bird flu in eastern Turkey in 2006 after they came into contact with sick birds. Although bird flu remains an animal disease, experts fear the virus could mutate into a form easily passed from human to human and kill millions.
      An outbreak of bird flu in the winter of 2006 hit Turkey's tourism industry and seriously damaged the poultry sector. (Reporting by Selcuk Gokoluk, Editing by Tomasz Janowski)

      http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L06722425.htm

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      • #33
        Re: Turkey: Bird flu case [in birds]

        Here's a video from the Sakarya area - villagers are saying they ate the sick chickens and the chickens have been dying for about a month now...

        http://www.ntvmsnbc.com/modules/habe...90&cbQuality=1

        whereas in this report, it sayd the deaths began on Feb 1st:

        http://www.cnnturk.com/TURKIYE/haber...haberID=425852

        z.

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        • #34
          Re: Turkey: Bird flu case [in birds]

          Originally posted by zkurmus View Post
          Here's a video from the Sakarya area - villagers are saying they ate the sick chickens and the chickens have been dying for about a month now...

          http://www.ntvmsnbc.com/modules/habe...90&cbQuality=1

          whereas in this report, it sayd the deaths began on Feb 1st:

          http://www.cnnturk.com/TURKIYE/haber...haberID=425852

          z.
          That's pretty common. The locals have noticed the dead birds for some time, and the official versions have outbreaks starting much later.

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