- (Reuters) -- India said on Tuesday (3-14-6)
that it had detected a fresh outbreak of avian influenza in the western
state of Maharashtra, the scene of the country's 1st brush with the virus
in February 2006.
- "Several poultry samples were received
... towards the end of February (2006). Some of these samples have tested
positive for avian influenza (H5)," a government statement said.
- Officials said that they were checking
whether the latest outbreak was of the deadly H5N1 strain that has killed
dozens of people elsewhere in the world.
- They said 4 villages in Jalgaon district
in the northern part of Maharashtra were affected by the outbreak.
- Jalgaon is a district away from Nandurbar,
where India reported an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain. [See map of
Maharashtra.) Nandurbar is region No 39, while Jalgaon is
No 32. - Mod.AS]
- Hundreds of thousands of chicken were
culled in the town of Navapur and neighbouring areas after that outbreak,
and the authorities said last week they had contained the virus there.
- In Jalgaon, the government said it would
start the culling of chicken in the area.
- "In these 4 villages, control and
prevention actions will be started," India's animal husbandry joint
secretary Upma Chawdhry told a news conference.
- After the Navapur outbreak, India tested
more than 100 people for bird flu but all the results proved negative.
- The government said it would step up
surveillance of residents of the 4 villages in Jalgaon.
- H5 Suspected In Wild Birds
- Romanian TV channel Realitatea
- Morning News Edition
- The Romanian town of Cernavoda is now
isolated, under quarantine measures imposed following the discovery of
dead wild birds there. No one is allowed to enter or leave the town. A
suggestion to allow cars to pass through the town after disinfection was
rejected by the authorities. The culling of the about 15 000 (domestic)
birds began this morning. Schools and institutions are working at a reduced
rate, as workers living in suburban areas have been prevented from attending
to their duties.
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