Bahamas Bird Flu Alert – Flamingos, Cormorants Dead, Being Tested

UPDATED: March 2, 2006 – Bahamas Authorities Say NOT Bird Flu
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Early reports state that Bahamas Health officials are on Inagua – testing numerous dead flamingos for the deadly bird flu.

“But let’s hope to God that that is not the case here in the Bahamas…”

“Anything is possible in nature. You have birds that fly around the world,”

…Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Leslie Miller, declining to rule out the H5N1 bird flu strain that has killed at least 93 people and spread to 20 new countries in the past month alone.

Full story at Planet Ark.

UPDATE

Bahamas Authorities Say NOT Bird Flu

Story here.

BBC Caribbean is also following the story here. Not much new to report right now as it will be a couple of days for the test results.

Other Bird Flu links…

Bird flu likely in US flocks soon: Health Secretary

Calls for bird flu military labs: Evening Standard

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