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UPDATED: 17:22, March 05, 2006
New case of H5N1 bird flu virus confirmed in Romania
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A new case of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has been confirmed in Romania's estern city of Buzau, the Romanian health department said on Saturday.

According to a report of Rompress news agency, the virus was detected in a wild goose found dead a week ago in the city of Buzau, an economically developed big city about 170 km north-east of the capital of Bucharest. Buzau became the first big city to have detected the bird flu in the country.

Local government has decided to monitor the whole city area, forbid the transportation and sale of poultry, and vaccinate the people who had been close to the wild goose.

The Dimbovita County on Saturday also confirmed that two dead domestic birds had been attacked by the fatal H5N1 bird flu virus in one of its villages. The village has taken isolation measures, including culling poultry, disinfecting henhouses, and vaccinating all villagers.

So far, bird flu has been detected in 40 villages and a small Black Sea resort in Romania since the virus was first detected in the Danube Delta in October. No human case has been reported in the country.

Source: Xinhua

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