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March 2, 2006

Bahamas Bird Deaths Raise Fears Bird Flu Has Reached Americas

Topics: Health Issues

Experts are investigating the unusual deaths of 14 birds in the southern Bahamas (on the island of Great Inagua) amid fears the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus strain had reached the Americas. Although "any number of things," including poisoning or weather, could have caused the deaths, of concern is that Inagua is a major transit point for migratory birds on their way north to the United State, 850 kilometers (530 miles) away.

Posted by Richard at March 2, 2006 2:39 AM



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