The country's poultry sector was hard hit by the crisis, registering a decrease in consumption by up to 70% since the second outbreak in December.
Those who were diagnosed with the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus, seventeen people, all of whom were children but two, contracted the disease after being in close contact with sick birds. Fourteen of the diagnosed have now been released from hospital and three boys remain under treatment but seem to be steadily improving.
The government said the crisis will cost the country an expected 53.2 million lira ($40m). The sector has an annual turnover of some $3bn.