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Sweden confirms H5N1 bird flu on game farm
www.chinaview.cn 2006-03-18 03:19:16

    BRUSSELS, March 17 (Xinhuanet) -- Sweden has confirmed the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu was found in a duck on a game farm in the country, the second case on a commercial farm in the European Union, the EU executive said on Friday.

    All birds on the farm, around 500 mallards and 150 pheasants, would be killed and destroyed soon, the European Commission said in a statement.

    "This is the second confirmed outbreak of avian influenza H5N1on a commercial farm in the EU, with the first being the outbreak on a turkey farm in the Department of Ain in France in late February," said the statement. Enditem

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