Thursday, January 12, 2006

Southern Turkish City Hatay: New Bird Flu Risk Zone

The highest risk areas in the bird flu outbreak are marsh regions and for Turkey, the new risk zone is the southern city of Hatay. National Parks Director General Mustafa Kemal Yalinkilic highlighted that the town of Belen in the city has the highest possibility of becoming in contact with bird flu.

Another region at risk of the disease is given as the Lake region in central Anatolia.
According to Yalinkilic, the regions along the route of migratory birds are most at risk of coming into contact with bird flu and require additional precautions. Bird sanctuaries and the reeds where birds nest will be monitored and kept under control. Read More ....

Source: Zaman
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