Bird Flu In Crows

Crows.jpgThe deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has been found in dead crows in Islamabad. Up to 70 dead crows had been found in and around the capital recently and eight samples taken from a public park and the outskirts of the city.

Two of them tested positive for the H5N1 strain on Wednesday. If people find any dead bird on the street they should handle it with care

Pakistan first found the H5N1 strain of the virus in February last year in the NWFP. Several outbreaks have been detected in chickens in small poultry farms this year and birds have been culled.

1 Comment so far

  1. JayJay (unregistered) on March 25th, 2007 @ 4:42 am

    A nature’s way of culling their population which is growing out of hands, although it might spread to other bird species too. A smaller crow population in and around Islamabad will help other wild birds to recover, which are being decimated by food hogging crows.

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