Bird Flu Now
Suspected In Europe

From Patricia Doyle, PhD
Hello, Jeff - Henry sure called this correctly. Note the Promed title, Avian Influenza - EUROPE The title says it all!
Patricia Doyle
From Dr. Henry Niman, PhD,
There is still a bit of waffling on H5N1 in Europe ,but there may be several outbreaks near the Caspian Sea. They are being called worms and H13, but H5N1 is probably aleady there.
Henry L. Niman, Ph.D.
President, Founder
Recombinomics, Inc.
648 Field Club Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
A ProMED-mail post
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Death Of Poultry In Bashkortostan,
Kalmykia Not Related To Bird Flu
The death of poultry in a Bashkortostan village and Kalmykia is in no way related to bird flu, head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Federal Service for Veterinary and Phitosanitary Inspection Sergei Dankvert told Itar-Tass on Thursday [18 Aug 2005].
"According to preliminary test results, the death of poultry was caused by saline poisoning," Dankvert said, adding that "the birds were given the fodder intended for cattle by mistake."
He also said the death of poultry in the Kalmyk republic had happened because of helminthiasis, a disease caused by parasitic worms.
Similar and additional information is included in a detailed newswire of the Russian News agency, available (in Russian) at
It mentions that the Pyatigorsk laboratory provided negative results for avian influenza on the afternoon of 18 Aug 2005. No further details on the tests are available, but it seems that these results are not final. Samples have been forwarded for confirmation to the virologic center in the city of Sergiev Posad, near Moscow, the results of which are expected at the end of 22 Aug 2005. - Mod.AS
Patricia A. Doyle, PhD
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