Ma'an: Turkey flock near Jenin diagnosed with 'bird flu'

March 5, 2011 23:44

An outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu was diagnosed in a village near the West Bank city of Jenin, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported on Saturday.

The Palestinian Authority Agriculture Ministry said that a flock of 2,000 turkeys was diagnosed with the virus but that its veterinary department had managed to prevent an epidemic, according to the report.

The PA's veterinary unit destroyed the entire flock of turkeys and sterilized the farm before final results confirming the presence of the virus were even returned from a lab in Israel, Ma'an reported.

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