Turkish authorities have announced that the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has
been discovered among chickens in a village in the northern Black Sea
The avian influenza
virus was found among dead chickens that were
collected from Saz village in Zonguldak province, the Agriculture Ministry said,
adding that all necessary measures have been taken.
Turkey's last major outbreak of bird flu
was in 2006, when at least four people died after
contracting the virus and dozens more being hospitalised. Turkish authorities
were forced to cull more than one million domestic fowl.
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