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2005-10-16 08:45:00

By Antonia Oprita BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian authorities slaughtered poultry and sent in doctors on Sunday after the deadly strain of bird flu was confirmed in the Danube delta, as officials elsewhere in Europe prepared for a possible pandemic. British laboratory tests showed on Saturday that the H5N1 strain of the disease had reached mainland Europe for the first time, identifying it in three ducks found dead in the Romanian village of Ceamurlia de Jos. Experts fear the H5N1 virus, which...

2005-10-16 06:40:00

By Antonia Oprita BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian authorities slaughtered more domestic fowl on Sunday after the deadly strain of bird flu was detected in the Danube delta, as officials elsewhere in Europe prepared for a possible pandemic. British laboratory tests confirmed on Saturday that the H5N1 strain of the disease had reached mainland Europe for the first time, after it was identified in three ducks found dead in the Romanian Danube delta village of Ceamurlia de Jos. Experts fear the...

2005-10-15 10:47:36

By Martin Dokoupil BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Laboratory tests showed on Saturday that the same deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu as that found in Turkey and Asia had infected ducks in Romania, confirming the virus had reached mainland Europe. A British laboratory testing Romanian samples established that three birds found dead in the Danube delta last week contained the H5N1 strain, which has killed more than 60 people and caused the death of millions of birds in Asia since 2003. The World...

2005-10-08 06:01:04

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania reported new cases of avian flu in the Danube delta on Saturday and started to cull hundreds of birds to prevent the disease from spreading, authorities said. Ion Agafitei, the chief veterinarian, told reporters three birds had tested positive for the virus in the village of Smardan. The country reported its first cases of the disease, a strain of which can be dangerous to humans, on Friday. "We have killed 220 (domestic) birds so far in Ceamurlia de...