NEW YORK — The UN Food and Agriculture Organization issued a
warning this week that a mutant strain of the bird flu could be spreading in
Asia by wild bird migrations, GlobalPost.com
The new strain of the H5N1 virus is apparently immune to
existing avian influenza vaccines and is spreading to previously virus-free
countries, including Israel, the Palestinian territories, Bulgaria, Romania,
Nepal and Mongolia.
birds may introduce the virus, but people’s actions in poultry production and
marketing spread it,” the UN agency''s chief veterinary officer, Juan Lubroth,
said in a statement.