BUCHAREST, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Poultry in Romanian
eastern county Tulcea was contaminated with the bird flu virus from migratory
birds, the National Sanitary Veterinary and Animal Safety Authority announced on
Fodder for the poultry bred in the contaminated
household came from a region intensely sought by wild birds, according to the
preliminary epidemiological investigation.
At a meeting held on Thursday, the Tulcea County
Anti-epizootic Command decided to have the local Hunters and Fishermen
Association organize test hunts of wild birds and collect the bodies for
specific lab tests.
According to data presented in the report of the
Danube Delta Biosphere Natural Reserve, 6,800 wild birds were tracked here on
The Romanian Institute for Animal Diagnosis
and Health confirmed on Wednesday the bird flu outbreak, the H5N1 virus
strain, after a laboratory testing of samples taken from dead chickens in a household
at Murighiol of Tulcea County.