New case of bird flu found in UK

November 14, 2007
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An outbreak of bird flu has been detected on a poultry farm in eastern England, British officials said Monday. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said tests had revealed avian influenza in turkeys on the premises near Diss on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk.

The agency said all birds on the infected premises will be culled, including approximately 5,000 turkey, 500 geese and over 1,000 ducks.

Initial tests revealed the H5 strain of the virus, the statement said. However, the agency said full confirmation results which would show whether this outbreak involved the far more contagious H5N1 strain were still being awaited.  (CNN)