Saturday, April 22, 2006

Safest birds in the Nordic region

From today's New York Times:

NORWAY: PENGUINS GET FIRST BIRD FLU SHOTS Eight penguins became the first birds in Norway to be vaccinated against bird flu after an aquarium in western Bergen won an eight-month battle with health authorities for the vaccine, the newspaper Bergen Tidende reported. "The Safest Birds in the Nordic Region," its headline declared. According to the news agency NTB, the first penguin vaccinated was a 9-month-old female, who promptly threw up. No outbreaks of the A(H5N1) avian flu have been found in Norway. (AP)

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