Romania reports avian influenza outbreak on a farm

42,154 birds impacted
calendar icon 30 January 2023
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Romania has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza, commonly called bird flu, on a farm in the centre of the country, Reuters reported, citing the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH)as its source on Monday.

The outbreak in the town of Codlea near the city of Brasov infected 42,154 poultry birds, killing 23,472 of them, the Paris-based body said, quoting information from Romania's health authorities.

It was the first occurrence of the disease since May last year, the report said.

Avian influenza has wiped out tens of millions of birds in Europe in the past year. Many of the birds were slaughtered to stop the disease from spreading.

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