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Romania reports bird flu outbreak in industrial farm

Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 16, 2020
Romania's veterinary and food safety authority ANSVSA said that it has detected an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu in an industrial farm in the northern county of Maramures on January 13.
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The affected birds are hens, the government agency said in a statement on Tuesday evening.

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ANSVSA has set up a prevention zone around the farm and said that the outbreak of the disease poses no threat to human health.

Also on Tuesday, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) issued a disease alert warning based on data received from the ANSVSA.

According to OIE data, the virus has killed 11,190 birds out of a flock of 18,699 and the culling of 7509 birds is ongoing.