From behind the iron firewall, People's Daily Online reported:
"Burkina Faso has detected three cases of deadly H5N1 bird flu virus on a farm near its capital Ouagadougou, Burkinese Ministry of Animal Resources announced late Monday.
Test in the Italian lab of the World Animal Health Organization (OIE) confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of the flu virus on three samples collected on a farm in Gampela, a suburb of Ouagadougou,said Tiemoko Konate, the Burkinese minister of animal resources.
According to Konate, a total of 65 samples had been collected across the country.
The Burkinese government has put the affected farm under quarantine and had all the poultry there culled, said the minister, noting that the public had been asked to report any suspected cases.
We'd better hope the whole farm hasn't already come down sick - and I mean all mammals. Pigs, dogs, cats, sheep, humans.
Looks like H5N1 is well settled in Africa, spreading, and no doubt mutating.