Bird flu has been ruled out in the
unexplained deaths of five birds on Inagua in the Bahamas' Out
Islands, according to officers from the Bahamas' Ministry of
Agriculture and Marine Resources.
According to the
report, the small number of deaths "reduces the likelihood of an
outbreak of avian influenza H5N1.
experts also said that the island's large flock of flamingoes and
other birds would have died had the deadly flu strain been
involved in the incident appear to have been dead for several days,
and there have been no new incidents reported on Inagua," said a
senior veterinarian official from the ministry.
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