Saturday, May 27, 2006
Bird flu outbreaks multiply in Romania
The number and rate of Bird flu outbreaks have increased significantly in Romania, with a total of 75 to date, the Rompres reported on Friday.
The bird flu virus has been confirmed in 75 locations from 12 counties including the capital city of Bucharest, with a further 35 suspected outbreak locations.
Most of the outbreaks have been in the county of Brasov, some 170 km north of the capital city of Bucharest.
The Romanian government is worried about the rapid spread of the virus and is taking measures to control the situation.
The first bird flu case in Romania was detected in the Danube delta last October. Since then, the epidemic has spread to more regions of the country.