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Finland fears aquatic birds may bring bird flu link
13.2.2006 at 13:40

Finland's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry said Monday that the risk of avian influenza spreading to Finland would increase with the spring migration of aquatic birds.

However, most of Finland's aquatic birds winter in Denmark and Britain, countries where bird flu has not yet been found.

"Small groups of birds come from other parts of the world, but it is not known whether these birds are susceptible to carrying the bird flu virus, nor if they could make it to Finland with the virus," said Matti Aho, a director general at the ministry.

The ministry has updated its readiness plan to take into account the bird flu risk.

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trüki see kood alumisse tühja lahtrisse. aitäh :)