Bird Flu Worries Over Thanksgiving

NOVEMBER 22, 2005 -- Health professionals say bird flu worries should not keep you from enjoying your Thanksgiving meal.

So far, officials say no one in Asia or anywhere else has died from eating infected chickens, ducks or any other animal. A duck found in British Columbia tested positive for a strain of Avian Flu but is not contagious to humans.

But when it comes to turkeys, bird flu is not a worry, but it is best to make sure your turkey is cooked to 180 degrees to avoid any other problems. You should also refrigerate leftovers within two hours of cooking.