TOGO: Mixed reactions to H5N1 flu confirmation

Saturday, November 22, 2008
LOME Thursday, September 18, 2008 (IRIN) - Togo’s government has confirmed the H5N1 bird flu virus is responsible for the 10 September outbreak that killed 3,500 birds and led to the culling of an additional 1,500 others on three farms in Agbata, about 10km east of the capital. Since its reappearance in 2003, the highly contagious virus has led to the death of millions of poultry, as well as about 200 people who were infected with the virus by sick birds, according to the World Health...