Thursday, June 08, 2006

Bird Flu Appears in Romania, Nuclear Central to be Quarantined

The H5N1 bird flu virus has appeared in dead birds found in Cernavoda, southeastern Romania.

A laboratory in Bucharest confirmed the H5N1 type bird flu virus was found in samples taken from Cernavoda, Romania Agriculture Minister George Flutur said.

There will be no exits or entries to the only power plant in the country to prevent the spread of illness, Flutur added.

Disinfection systems will be implemented at entry-exits points to the city in the central circuit, yet the nuclear reactor will go on working, reporters said.

Local officials say that part of the nuclear central employees may be accommodated on a campus near the factory.

More than 300,000 fowl have been culled since October 7, when the bird flu appeared in Romania for the first time.

Avian influenza story source

Posted by john T. on 06/08 at 05:34 PM
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