Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Next Pandemic: Tick, tick, tick goes the clock

People have to make a living - yes. But trying to profit from the ever growing international poultry market without taking proper cautions is helping this virus to mutate into a worldwide human pandemic.
clipped from ap.google.com

LOME, Togo (AP) — Tests performed after the first ever outbreak of bird flu in the West African nation of Togo have confirmed the presence of the virulent H5N1 strain of the virus, state media said Monday.

The virus was detected at a poultry farm housing more than 4,500 birds in the village of Agbata outside the capital, Lome, according to the government.

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