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Titre: un cygne mort en tests
Posté par: alain le 25 avril 2006 à 17:27:35

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Dead swan tested for bird flu
By Bolton Evening News Reporter
THE body of a swan found dead in a Bolton canal is to be tested for bird flu.

The bird was seen in reed beds on a disused stretch of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal by a walker yesterday and reported to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

A team from Defra was due to remove the body today and send it for testing at the EU's bird flu laboratory in Weybridge, Surrey.

A spokesman for Defra said there was no cause for panic.

"Birds can die for a huge number of reasons," he said. "Our programme for bird surveillance has been going on for three months, and in that time 3,000 birds have been tested. Only one case of the H5N1 virus has been discovered.

"Our advice to the public is that they should report bird fatalities to us."