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Lethal Bird Flu Confirmed In Croatia --> (epa) 26 October 2005 -- Tests in Britain have confirmed that the flu virus detected in Croatia is the H5N1 strain.

The lethal form of bird flu has killed at least 60 people in Asia since 2003. The H5N1 strain has also been found in birds in Romania, Turkey, Russia, and in a South American parrot held in quarantine in Britain.

Meanwhile, the European Commission said today that the consumption of poultry eggs and meat -- when properly cooked -- poses no bird flu risk to humans.