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Workers from bird flu-hit farm doing well

February 03, 2008

KARACHI, Feb 2: Workers of a farm in Karachi where the outbreak of bird flu was confirmed were said to be doing well, while the results of tests taken from another suspected farm were due by Monday, according to official sources.

Dr Shakeel M. Mullick, Deputy Secretary of the Sindh Health Department, said that three personnel of the Uni farm, where the disease had most recently been confirmed and who were admitted to the Civil Hospital Karachi, were doing well and had not shown any symptoms of human/bird flu diseases. “Nine workers at the Rangers’ farm were also checked on Saturday and they were all in good condition so far,” he added.

Results of samples taken from birds of the Rangers’ farm, also located in Gadap Town are likely to reach Karachi on Monday, it was further learnt. Experts linked the outbreak of bird flu to the arrival of migratory birds.