Rome, ITALY:  Italy's health minister, Francesco Storace gestures during a news conference at Chigi Palace in Rome, 11 February 2006. The highly pathogenic strain of H5N1 bird flu has been detected in wild swans in Italy, the first cases in the European Union, Italian Health Minister Francesco Storace said Saturday. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI  (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images)