Saturday, April 1, 2006

Israel Suspects Journalists Spreading Bird Flu

From the Mail & Guardian Online:
Israel suspects journalists, particularly press photographers, of being behind the spread of deadly bird flu in the Jewish state, an agriculture ministry official told Agence France-Presse.

"It's one of our working hypotheses," the official said, asking not be identified.

"Bird flu can be transmitted on clothing, footwear, the wheels of cars and even on cameras," the official added.

"The journalists who came to cover the outbreak then went back to homes and offices across the country..."
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