Talk:Suspected low pathogenic H5N1 Bird Flu virus found in the United States

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Definitely not H5N1[edit]

"We can definitely say this is not the H5N1 highly pathogenic virus that's been found in Asia and other parts of the world," said USDA's Ron DeHaven, head of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [1]--SVTCobra 16:58, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

It is H5N1,,, just not the same "strength" or deadly one as in Asia.
4th Paragraph: "Test results thus far indicate this is low pathogenicity avian influenza, which poses no threat to human health. Routine surveillance has indicated the presence of H5 and N1 avian influenza subtypes.... Jason Safoutin 17:01, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
did you read my link? Yes, H5 and N1, but not H5N1. These are not the same things. [2] I think this source is more recent than the others. --SVTCobra 17:05, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
Also note that that link still says its H5N1...just low risk. Jason Safoutin 17:07, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
Read again, this is what it says: "A low-pathogenic strain of H5N1 has been found before in wild birds in the United States -- in 1975 and 1986." That is over 20 years ago, that is not these geese in Michigan. --SVTCobra 17:10, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
Could someone else please read that story from 16:30, 14 August 2006 (UTC) on Reuters[3]? Either it says no H5N1 or I am losing my freaking mind. --SVTCobra 17:17, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
The Detroit Free Press: Two wild, mute swans that lived in the Pointe Mouillee State Game Area on the shores of Lake Erie in Monroe County had a non-threatening strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Interior said Monday. Jason Safoutin 15:01, 15 August 2006 (UTC)


Remove suspected? Jason Safoutin 19:29, 15 August 2006 (UTC)