SWINE flu has been discovered in birds, prompting fears that a more dangerous and easily transmitted strain will emerge.
Health experts last night confirmed that the H1N1 pig flu virus has infected turkeys. It is the first case of H1N1 in birds.
Scientists warned the outbreak in poultry could lead to a deadly flu outbreak if it mixes with lethal avian flu.
Tests have shown sick turkeys at two farms in Chile were struck down with the swine flu virus that has caused a pandemic in humans.
Britain’s leading flu expert, Professor John Oxford, said: “The last thing we want is a universal virus that goes everywhere.
Here is what I have been saying on the matter.