The bird flu was confirmed in the case of 13 swan carcasses discovered in berth 30 of the Port of Constanța, the representatives of the Sanitary-Veterinary Directorate informed on Thursday.
“Following the confirmation, on 11.01.2021, of two cases of avian influenza (avian influenza) of type H5 in 13 winter swans taken from Constanţa Shipyard, Dane 30 of Constanţa Port in Constanţa locality, Constanţa county, all were notified the structures involved and the measures imposed by the Procedural Manual will be applied “, it emerges from a press release sent by the Sanitary-Veterinary and Food Safety Directorate (DSVSA) Constanţa.
Among the measures applied in the area near the place of finding the infected swans are: the census and the identification of all the holdings that have domestic and wild birds; the prevention of any direct or indirect contact between live wild birds, especially waterfowl, and poultry and other birds, in particular ducks and geese; in case of identification of dead, wild or domestic birds, the veterinarian of free practice or DSVSA Constanţa will be contacted in emergency regime; prohibition of the movement or transport of birds, eggs, meat and poultry carcasses.
The Sanitary-Veterinary Directorate also called for “intensification of official surveillance of wild bird populations, especially waterfowl, and additional monitoring of dead or diseased birds, if necessary with the cooperation of hunters and ornithologists, and reporting of bird discoveries.” competent authorities, as well as the removal, as far as possible, of carcases of dead birds by staff trained in advance in connection with self – protection measures against virus infection and the prevention of the spread of the virus to susceptible animals “.
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