19 October, 2005
British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw expressed satisfaction with Greek autorities' cooperation and prompt reaction regarding a possible case of bird flu that was detected on the island of Oinousses.
Straw's comments were made during a press conference on Tuesday, held immediately after an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers to discuss the issue of avian influenza.
Straw, whose country currently holds the rotating EU Presidency, reassured European citizens saying that there was no danger of a bird flu pandemic.
In response to a related question, he said that there is no evidence that the bird flu virus discovered in Turkey, Romania and Greece was passed to humans.
Source: Athens News Agency