- 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
- Please visit my "Emerging Diseases" message
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