Monday, May 01, 2006

Mild form of avian flu found in New Jersey

UPDATE 02May06

Bird Flu Strain Found In Camden Market

TRENTON, N.J. -- A form of the avian flu has been found in a live bird market in Camden.

That is according to New Jersey's Agriculture Secretary, Charles Kuperus.

In a statement, Kuperussaid the bird flu strain cannot harm humans and is not pathogenic.

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This was reported on last nights local news as happening in a live bird market in Camden, NJ...I live 2 towns away...

anywho, who knew they had a live bird market?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Authorities have discovered a mild form of avian influenza at a live bird market in New Jersey, but it is not the deadly H5N1 strain governments around the world are trying to contain, the state's agriculture department said.

"The strain was found in a live bird market in Camden County. None of the birds in the market died from this virus, which is an indicator that the virus was low pathogenic and not harmful to humans," said a statement by New Jersey's Agriculture Secretary Charles Kuperus which was posted on Friday.

Details were not immediately available on precisely when the avian flu in Camden County was discovered.

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