Turkish man tests negative for bird flu
A 27-year-old man in Turkey, suspected of having the
H5N1 virus, has tested negative.
The man, who hails from the central province of Konya, was hospitalised
last week after coming into contact with wild ducks and falling sick. A
representative of the health ministry said, "Samples taken from the patient came
out negative. There was no trace of the bird flu virus." So far, there have been
no reports of suspicious poultry deaths in Konya that could point to an outbreak
The agriculture ministry stated that bird flu had been detected in poultry
in four new locations: the hamlet of Bolukcayir as well as the villages of
Kocalar and Akbaba in Diyarbakir province, and in a neighbourhood in the city of
Batman in the province bearing the same name. Analyses are underway to determine
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