Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Benin confirms H5N1 virus in two avian influenza cases

Benin 17 December, 2007 Two outbreaks of avian influenza among poultry in Benin have been revealed by tests to be of the deadly H5N1 strain. The test results from a laboratory in Italy had confirmed the H5N1 virus in the cases discovered earlier this month north of the capital Porto Novo and on a farm in the commercial capital Cotonou.