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Jordan announces first bird flu cases

Jordan announced its first case of the H5N1 deadly strain of bird flu had been found in three turkeys, as neighbouring Palestinians were grappling with a spread of the disease in the Gaza Strip. “The results of laboratory tests have shown that the birds had the H5N1 strain of bird flu,” Health Minister Saeed Darwazeh told a press conference. “There are no suspected cases in human beings.” Darwazeh and Agriculture Minister Akef al-Zohbi told reporters that Jordan had isolated the afflicted area in the northern governorate of Ajlun and began early Friday to destroy birds within a three-kilometer (1.86 miles) radius.Full Story

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