A Fatal Flight To Europe?


Veterinarians in the village of Oktyabrskoye, Siberia, remove chickens felled by the flu virus

Bird flu had Europe aflutter last week. The lethal , H5N1 ,mavian flu virus, which has killed 57 of the 112 people it's infected in Asia since the end of 2003 and caused the death or destruction of 150 million poultry there, was found in flocks in Russia and Kazakhstan. Then Finnish authorities said another strain of the virus may have killed a seagull in a northern coastal town. The discoveries fanned fears that it could travel west and infect the European Union's estimated ?22-billion-a-year egg-and-poultry industry, or mutate into a strain that leaps the species barrier to humans. Agricultural...

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