Friday, January 13, 2006

Romania: First Possible Human Case of Bird Flu, Confronted

Romania may have its first human case of avian influenza. A Turkish citizen was admitted to a hospital in Bucharest on Wednesday night with bird flu-like symptoms. Romania has been on alert as the virus spreads westwards across neighbouring Turkey, where two people are known to have died of the disease and many more are thought to have been infected.

Countries to the east of Turkey have also taken action. Georgia has tightened controls on goods crossing the border and Iran has decided to cull poultry within 15 kilometres of the Turkish frontier. The European Union has banned imports of live birds and risky poultry products such as fresh meat and untreated feathers from affected areas. Read More ....

Source: EuroNews
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