Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Romania: H5N2 was deteced in poultry

19 February, 2009

Low pathogenic avian influenza, H5N2 strain was detected in waterfowl (17 ducks and 2 geese), in Tulcea.
All birds were killed and destroyed. The cleavage site of the haemagglutinin PQRQTR/GLFG  - was low pathogenic .

The authorities in the Bulgarian region of Silistra are outlining preventive measures against avian influenza because of the presence of the disease in the Romanian region of Tulcea.