In Past Four Years, Bird Flu Registered in 61 Countries
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend S.Babayeva / Over the period of 2003-2007, the 'bird flu' virus was discovered in the poultry farms in 61 countries, mentioned by the report of World Organisation for Animal Health.
In the South Caucasus, the virus was revealed in Azerbaijan and Georgia. In the CIS countries (excluding two above-mentioned Caucasus countries), this virus was discovered in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan. Amongst the European countries, the 'bird flu' virus was found out in Albania, Austria, Croat, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Span, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Great Britain, Poland. Amongst Asian countries, the countries incurred by 'bird flu' are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Cambodia, China, Iraq, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestinian Autonomous Territories, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia. From the African countries, this virus was revealed in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameron, Djibouti, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Niger, Togo.
According to the data by the WHO, in 2003-2007, 213 death cases were registered, which were confirmed by the WHO on the bases of the laboratory conclusions in 14 countries:
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