Japan confirms H5N1 in birds31st January 2007
Japanese agricultural officials have confirmed that an outbreak of bird flu in the western prefecture of Okayama was caused by the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus.
A separate outbreak was also suspected at a poultry farm in the southwestern prefecture of Miyazaki, the country's biggest poultry-producing region, the agriculture ministry said.
No human infections have been reported so far.
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Title: Japan confirms H5N1 in birds
Author: Luisetta Mudie
Article Id: 1888
Date Added: 31st Jan 2007