1 Tahrcountry Musings: Parrot succumbs to Avian Flu In UK

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Parrot succumbs to Avian Flu In UK

A parrot imported from South America, which was in quarantine in UK, has died of Avian Flu.UK’s chief veterinary officer Debby Reynolds said: "The confirmed case does not affect the UK's official disease free status because the disease has been identified in imported birds during quarantine”. All the birds in the quarantine unit are now being culled. It was not immediately known whether the pathogenic strain is H5N1 variant which killed 60 people in Asia.

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