Bird Flu Breaks Out in Gush Etzion

03/07/2011 18:46

Israel National News

A bird flu outbreak has been reported in a turkey coop in the community of Rosh Tzurim in Gush Etzion. As a result of the outbreak, the Ministry of Health has instructed the HMOs and hospitals to increase their vigilance to identify cases of avian influenza in humans.

Despite the caution taken by the Ministry of Health, it stressed that no human infection has occurred in any outbreaks of avian flu in Israel to date. Anyone who was in close contact with the infected turkeys will be located by the Ministry of Health and receive prophylaxis.

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