Special report: Global fight against bird
ATHENS, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Veterinary Department
of Thessaloniki Prefecture in northern Greece on Tuesday advised the owners of
homebred poultry to take advance precautions to prevent the spread of the bird
flu, following reports of avian flu incidents in Hungary, the United Kingdom and
According to the Athens News Agency, there have been
no reports of suspected bird flu cases in Greece so far.
The prefecture circulated a reminder listing the
measures that need to be taken, acting on recommendations from the Rural
Development and Food Ministry.
Poultry breeders who come across sudden and unusually
high number of poultry deaths should notify authorities immediately, while
citizens should report any sick or dead wild birds to authorities to have them
tested for the bird flu virus, according to the reminder.