- Cases of bird flu have been found in
the capital Khartoum and nearby Jazeera state, an official of the Sudanese
Ministry of Animal Resources announced on Tuesday.
- "Laboratorial tests have confirmed
the existence of bird flu cases in Khartoum and Jazeera," Ahammed
Mustafa, undersecretary of the ministry, told reporters.
- Both Khartoum and Jazeera are known for
large-scale agricultural and animal enterprises in the largest African
- ProMed Mail
- As long as no lab confirmation is available,
the status of H5N1 in Sudan has to be regarded as "suspected".
However, it will be surprising if the disease is absent from Sudan, a country
where human infections might occur as well. If confirmed, the question
might be whether it has been introduced before or after its detection (in
February 2006) in Egypt, Sudan's northern neighbour, situated on the same
Eastern Mediterranean major bird flyway. More crucial: Is the virus also
present in the Horn of Africa and Eastern Africa? - Mod.AS
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