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A poultry farm in South Korea has been hit by the bird flu, with some 6,000 chickens suspected to have died from the bird flu virus.

The H5N1 strain of avian influenza was discovered in the south west part of the country lying on a path for migratory birds.

Between December 2003 and March 2004, about 400,000 poultry at South Korean farms were infected by the bird flu virus.

During that outbreak, the country culled 5.3 million birds and was forced to spend huge amounts to stop the spread of the disease.

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    Bird Flu in Idaho - Avian Flu and H5N1

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    BOISE, Idaho state agencies have begun sampling wild bird populations for the deadly H5N1 type of bird flu.

    Today, the White House said the bird flu strain found in some wild mute swans in Michigan is similar to types that have turned up before in North America.

    Tests are continuing, but it appears to be a less worrisome strain than H5N1. This is good news at this time concerning the bird flu, but it is a matter of time before the bird flu hits Idaho.

    Wild migratory birds are expected to be the first place where the avian flu may show up in North America this year.

    The Idaho Departments of Fish and Game, Health and Welfare and Agriculture say they are planning to work together on sampling wild ducks and other birds bagged by hunters this fall at special check stations around the state.

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    Bird Flu continues to Spread

    The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu continues to spread throughout Asia, Africa and Europe, threatening people, animals and economies, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warned on Monday.

    According to World Health Organisation figures, 239 people have been infected with the virulent H5N1 strain of the virus since 2003 and 140 have died, mostly in Asian nations.

    More than 220-million birds have died from the virus or been culled in a bid to limit contamination.

    The FAO said the southern Balkan area and the Caucasus region were at –>high risk

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    Spain Confirms First Bird Flu Case

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    MADRID, Spain — Spain has recorded its first case of H5N1 bird flu, the Agriculture Ministry said Friday. The deadly strain was found in a water fowl in a marsh area outside the northern city of Vitoria.

    Spanish officials said late last year, as bird flu spread to several European countries, that it was only a matter of time before the (more…)

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    Testing for Bird Flu in Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Federal scientists have started testing migratory birds for signs of a dangerous bird flu that could show up in North America.

    The testing of shorebirds began Wednesday on an Anchorage coastal wildlife refuge, said Bruce Woods, spokesman with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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    Top Bird Flu Scientist: Virus Won’t Hit U.S. in 2006

    A top bird flu expert on Tuesday predicted that the H5N1 virus will not reach the United States this year via migratory birds, but warned it will eventually arrive — possibly through infected birds smuggled into the country.

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    Bird Flu Kills Another in Egypt

    An 18-year-old Egyptian girl died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the fourth fatal case in the country, a health official announced.

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