Wednesday, March 01, 2006
H5N1 defeats Niger
H5N1 is reported as winning the fight in Niger as officials report a lack of equipment to cull the poultry at the centre of the infection. These are hard times for Niger whose population live in little better than mudhuts and 1 in 4 children die before the age of 5. Locusts and droughts also have left many in the population short of food with H5N1 now capable of killing through a combination of infection and starvation in this extremely poor country.