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October 17, 2005

A report from Romania

We haven't had much news directly from Romania, but here's a long, detailed story in Nine O'Clock, an English-language daily. It seems like a pretty thorough summary of the situation, including comments from a Dutch veterinary expert:

Another WHO expert, Dutch Harm Kiezebrink, who is in Tulcea, said that Romanian authorities did their duty, but warned that Tulcea areas must still be isolated and monitored. “If the infection comes from migratory birds, in the areas where the crisis breaks out, the virus spreads and contamination is 90 per cent indirect, due to humans' means of transport that come into contact with the infected areas. A single gram of droppings is enough to kill 100 million birds,” said the Dutch expert.

Posted by dymaxion at October 17, 2005 05:45 AM

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