The Serbian Ministry
of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management has said that it has banned the import
of poultry and poultry food fromHungary so as to prevent the
appearance of avian influenza.
First laboratory results of the National
Laboratory for Avian Influenza inBudapest confirmed the existence of a highly pathogenic H5N1
strain of bird flu in samples of geese
found in a farm near Szeged.
Samples were sent to an EU laboratory in
, which will determine if it is the
H5N1 virus which is potentially fatal to humans. Director of the Veterinary
Directorate of the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water
Management Dejan Krnjajic passed a Directive ordering a ban on import and
transport of poultry originating from Hungary and instructing the veterinary
inspectorate how to act.
Preventive and control measures will be taken due to immediate danger
threatening the country and the border area with Hungary
will be under special surveillance.
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