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November 2005

AVIAN FLU NOT DETECTED IN NORTH AMERICA

Avian Influenza or Bird Flu caused by the virus strain H5N1 has not been detected in wild or domestic birds in North America. It has been found in domestic poultry and nearly 60 species of wild birds, including waterfowl and shorebirds, in Asia and Europe. As of August 2005, H5N1 has caused illness in more than 100 persons in Europe and Asia, ... Read More