Monday, February 20, 2006

Search is on for Bird Flu victims

Indian officials have been searching door-to-door for people with flu-like symptoms in the western town where the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain was found.
Navapur town in Maharashtra state is the first place in India where the H5N1 strain has been identified.

Officials in the state say more than 500,000 birds have been slaughtered.

Poultry markets are badly affected with restaurants in the state capital, Bombay (Mumbai) reporting drops in demand for chicken and egg.
Read full story via bbc news