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December 01, 2005

Romania reports new cases of bird flu

"Five hens and three other dead hens in the village of Periprava, close to the border with Ukraine, tested positive for the H5 type of avian flu," the farm ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said the small village, which has no road access, would be quarantined and culling of up to 1,500 domestic fowl should start soon as a precautionary move.

In a separate statement, the ministry said four suspect cases of the H5 virus in poultry had occurred in two other villages outside the delta, in the county of Braila.

It said culling of around 8,100 birds in Bumbacari and Dudescu -- which are close to the village of Scarlatesti, where a turkey tested positive for the H5 type of avian flu last week -- had started.

Source. The news comes on the national day of Romania.

Posted by dymaxion at December 1, 2005 12:38 PM

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