Seven more flu cases in wild birds in Greece

Another seven wild birds were confirmed positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, increasing the number of confirmed cases for Greece to 16, the Agriculture Ministry said today.

The ministry said the confirmation came from the European Union reference laboratory in Weybridge, England. All the infected birds were migratory swans found in northern Greece.

It was the largest number of H5N1 cases confirmed in Greece since the first outbreak was reported on February 11.

No cases in humans or farm poultry have been reported in Greece.

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