STOCKHOLM, March 23 (Xinhua) -- Three new cases of the highly pathogenic
strain of H5 bird flu were confirmed in central Stockholm on Thursday, Radio
The wild birds probably carried the H5N1 strain that can kill humans, according to the country's Veterinary Institute.
So far Sweden has confirmed two cases of the H5N1 strain, in two wild ducks
found dead on the country's southeastern coast in late February.
Earlier this week Swedish authorities confirmed that two swans found
downtown had also died of the highly pathogenic strain of H5bird flu.
In total, the Veterinary Institute has confirmed 41 cases of H5subtype bird
flu in Sweden, of which 26 have been found to have died of the highly pathogenic
strain of H5. Enditem