Deadly Asian bird flu reaches fringes of Europe - Yahoo! News
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A strain of bird flu that can be deadly for humans has spread from Asia to the fringes of Europe, the
European Commission said on Thursday, warning countries to prepare for a potential pandemic.
EU Health and Consumer Protection chief Markos Kyprianou said a strain of bird flu found in Turkey had been identified as the same H5N1 virus that killed more than 60 people in Asia since 2003 and forced the slaughter of millions of birds.