Two swans die of H5N1 in northeast France

31st July 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, July 31, 2007 (AFP) - Two swans found dead on Sunday in northeast France had the H5N1 strain of bird flu that can be fatal to humans, the ministry of agriculture said Tuesday.

PARIS, July 31, 2007 (AFP) - Two swans found dead on Sunday in northeast France had the H5N1 strain of bird flu that can be fatal to humans, the ministry of agriculture said Tuesday.

The swans were discovered in a lake at Diane Capelle in the Moselle department, just 10 kilometers (six miles) from where three other swans were found dead with the virus at the end of June.

An exclusion zone has been set up around the spot, in accordance with EU norms, as well as a wider "observation zone".

AFP

Subject: French news

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