NEWS: The Ministry of Health confirmed at a packed press conference this morning that over four million New Zealanders do not have bird flu. A Ministry spokesman confirmed with disappointment that "four million New Zealanders are healthy, happy and free from symptoms that we predict they will soon have. But just you wait -- Y2K will have nothing on this."
Unnaccountably, some journalists ignored the Ministry briefing, and in what must be a first time, looked instead at the facts [Hat tip Avian Flu Blog].
Link: World Health Organisation Avian Flu Fact Sheet