Via Xinhua: UAE capital Abu Dhabi reports bird flu cases. Excerpt:
The Abu Dhabi emergency and crisis management team announced on Tuesday it detected a number of bird flu-infected quays, reported the United Arab Emirates (UAE) state news agency WAM.
Bird flu, also known as avian influenza or H5N1, is a highly pathogenic virus, and caused substantial outbreaks in domestic poultry in the Middle East and parts of Asia.
The first human infection was reported in Hong Kong in 1997.
The cases were found in an area in the "Al-Gharbia" western region of the Gulf state.
The emergency and crisis management took the "necessary measures" consistent with international standards and regulations in handing such cases, said the WAM report.