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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Japan : No. of bird flu-infected cranes in Kagoshima totals 5

An article from Japan Today :

" KAGOSHIMA : The Izumi city government in Kagoshima Prefecture said Monday that three hooded cranes that flew into the Izumi Plains have been confirmed as infected with the highly virulent avian influenza virus H5N1, raising the number of bird-flu-infected hooded cranes there to five so far.

The three were found dead by Dec 21 and tested positive for bird flu in a preliminary test, prompting the local government to send their samples to Tottori University for further testing. While no other dead or weakened cranes were found in the plains on Monday, municipal government officials said they will keep an eye on developments there."

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