Czech bird flu scare

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

A case of bird flu has been found in the Czech Repub­lic, a Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture spokes­woman said yes­ter­day, with­out giv­ing de­tails.

Agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter Mar­ian Jurecka was due to hold a news con­fer­ence yes­ter­day to pro­vide more spe­cific in­for­ma­tion, the spokes­woman said.

It was not clear whether the case in­volved the con­ta­gious H5N8 strain, de­tected re­cently in Ger­many and other Euro­pean coun­tries.

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