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Influenza Alert

Posted January. 16, 2006 03:00,   


Zaytun unit soldiers stationed in Iraq are sterilizing an armored vehicle that just came back from a field civilian operation to stop the spread of avian influenza (AI) yesterday. After neighboring countries reported additional AI virus victims, including three dead in Turkey who tested positive for the H5N1 virus, the Iraqi government issued the highest AI warning level on January 12 in northern Iraq where the Zaytun unit is deployed.