- KUWAIT CITY (AP) - Two cases
of bird flu have been detected in fowl in Kuwait, a senior official said
Thursday, the first evidence the virus has spread to the Persian Gulf region.
- Sheik Fahd Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah, the head of the Public
Authority for Agriculture and Fisheries, said the first case was in an
imported bird and was discovered at the airport.
- The second case, most probably a migrating wild fowl,
was found on the beach, he said.
- The official said the country had no cases of bird flu
among humans. He did not identify the strain of bird flu. The deadliest
strain is the H5N1 variety.