Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Serbia suspects H5N1 virus in domestic bird

Serbia on Wednesday reported its first suspected H5N1 bird flu case in a domestic bird and took precautionary measures to cull poultry and some pets in the affected area, on the border with Bosnia.

“One swan and one rooster have been found near Bajina Basta (in the east of the country) with symptoms of bird flu,” Beta news agency quoted head of Serbia’s veterinary directorate Dejan Krnjaic as saying. He said a sample of the rooster was sent to the specialist laboratory in Weybridge, Britain for further tests.

He said 371 hens and roosters, 176 chickens, four ducks and two cats were culled in some 32 households in the area.

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Posted by john T. on 03/15 at 01:28 PM
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