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Friday, December 24, 2010

Japan : Kagoshima suspects flu virus in another crane

An article from The Japan Times :

" KAGOSHIMA : A white-naped crane found in a debilitated state on the Izumi plain in Kagoshima Prefecture that later died is thought to have been infected with avian influenza, local officials said Thursday.

Previously, a hooded crane in the area was found to be carrying a very highly infectious strain of avian flu.

The white-naped crane was captured Tuesday, and found dead in its cage Thursday morning, according to officials of the city of Izumi.

The first of two tests the city conducted on the crane returned a weakly positive result, while the second test was inconclusive. Samples will be sent to Tottori University for further tests, the officials said."

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