2000 Turkeys Die In
Turkey From Bird
Flu - TV Report

From Patricia Doyle, PhD
Hello, Jeff - As you know I have been following the various migratory bird flyways and predicting where the flu will hit next. When it reached Russia, I suspected that it would next hit the Balkins. There are various flyways, including the flyway from Russia which takes the birds and the flu into Turkey and further into the Middle East.
The flyway that took birds into the Balkins will eventually take them into north Africa and then further into equitorial Africa, eventually, bringing bird flu into South Africa and every stop along the way.
There is also the Australasian flyway which takes birds from east Asia into Australia.
For more information on flyways and migratory bird tracking:
Wetlands International, Audubon Society and various governmental migratory sites.
Predicting where the bird flu will go is relatively easy. Simply follow the migratory bird flyways originating at the areas of infection and following Spring and Fall migrations.
Please note that the Australian/East Asian migratory flyway does take birds into Alaska. Once in Alaska birds using Pacific flyway can overlap and exchange of pathogens, such as H5N1 can occur.
Patricia Doyle
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2000 Turkeys Dead From Avian Flu In Turkey -TV Report
(Reuters) -- About 2000 turkeys have died from avian flu in western Turkey, CNN Turk reported on Saturday, Oct 8 2005, in the 1st known case among domestic birds in this country since the recent outbreak of the disease in Asia.
"Yesterday, unfortunately, we experienced a case of bird flu. But everything is under control, every precautionary measure has been taken to prevent it spreading," the television channel quoted Farm Minister Mehdi Eker as saying.
(More, and official, details will be appreciated, particularly results of laboratory tests, to confirm -- or, hopefully, exclude the involvement of H5N1. A low-pathogenic H9N2 avian influenza A virus is known to be present during recent years in various Middle-Eastern countries, moderately affecting chickens and turkeys. - Mod. AS).
Patricia A. Doyle, PhD
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