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More Cases of Bird Flu in Stockholm

Published torsdag 23 mars 2006 kl 11.56

Three new cases of the highly pathogenic strain of H5 bird flu were confirmed in central Stockholm on Thursday and the wild birds probably carried the H5N1 strain that can kill humans.

So far Sweden has confirmed two cases of the H5N1 strain, in two wild ducks found dead on the country’s southeastern coast in late February.

Earlier this week Swedish authorities confirmed that two swans found downtown had also died of the highly pathogenic strain of H5 bird flu.

In total, the Veterinary Institute has confirmed 41 cases of H5 subtype bird flu in Sweden, of which 26 have been found to have died of the highly pathogenic strain of H5.

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