Monday, November 28, 2005

News - Reuters AlertNet - Romania detects bird flu case outside Danube delta

BUCHAREST, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Romania has detected a new case of bird flu in a remote village outside the Danube delta where the deadly H5N1 strain was discovered in October, officials said on Saturday.

A turkey tested positive for the H5 type of avian flu in the small village of Scarlatesti in the Braila county, some 70 miles (113 km) from the delta, Agriculture Minister Gheorghe Flutur told private television station Realitatea TV.

He said quarantine was imposed on the village and culling domestic fowl should start soon as a precautionary move.

Reuters AlertNet - Romania detects bird flu case outside Danube delta

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