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    Source: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.p...son-2011-09-08

    Turkey ready for bird flu season
    Thursday, September 8, 2011
    Göksel Bozkurt
    ANKARA

    In wake of a recent United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization warning, Turkish Health Ministry broadens measures against bird flu. The Health Ministry’s national reference laboratories were increased from two to three, says an health offical, adding that the country is prepared for the worst case scenario

    The Ministry of Health is broadening its capacity to detect cases of bird influenza, a public health official said in the wake of a recent warning about a possible resurgence of bird flu by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO. The ministry plans to increase the number of laboratories dealing with the virus and extending the process of monitoring the virus to more provinces, the official said...
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