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Romania reports bird flu outbreak

Brussels, March 16, 2010

Romania has identified an outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm and taken steps to control its spread, the European Union's executive said on Tuesday.

"The Commission adopted today a decision confirming the risk area set up by the Romanian authorities in relation to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a backyard poultry farm," a European Commission statement said.

The outbreak happened in the commune of Letea in Tulcea county at the Danube's delta close to the Ukrainian border, it added. – Reuters




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