Meanwhile, while the Athens administration announced last week that it had sent blood samples from birds suspected to be infected with bird flu to London-based EU laboratories, the EU Commission said on Wednesday afternoon that it had still not received any samples.
"Quarantined" family members sighted down by the docks, in cafes
Developments surrounding the story are being watched by the 450 or so residents of the tiny Inuses Island, off of the larger Chios Island in the Aegean Sea. While Greece had announced that the families who lived on the farm where the infected turkeys were discovered had been quarantined, residents of Inuses Island say that they have seen the family members from the farm in question down by the island's docks and in cafes every day. And while everyone is being told not to worry, white-uniformed health workers continue to comb Inuses Island in their gloves, presumably looking for the missing "national bird."