Looks like H5N1 has made its way to Greece
Greece said on Monday it had detected one turkey with bird flu on the eastern Aegean island of Chios, becoming the first EU country where the virus has spread to.
“The Center for Veterinary Institutes has informed us that one of nine poultry samples has tested positive to birdflu (H5) antibodies,” the agriculture ministry said in a statement.
State-run television quotes authorities as saying first bird flu case has been confirmed in Greece and tests and for the deadly H5N1 strain are pending.
Not too shocking, considering other nearby countries have found the same thing. But note that this is just an H5 antibody test (meaning the birds have been previously exposed to an H5 serotype virus); it doesn't appear the virus has actually been isolated there yet. I'm sure we'll hear more about this in coming days, as this would mark the first EU country where the virus has been found.