Romania has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a farm in the northern part of the country, the first such outbreak in nearly three years, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday.
The virus killed 11,190 birds out of a flock of 18,699 in the Maramures region near the borders with Ukraine and Hungary, the Paris-based OIE said, citing a report from Romania’s veterinary services.
The rest of the flock was slaughtered, it said.
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“Changes in water temperature will cause the shoals of fish entering deeper and consequently the birds can not get their main food source,” he said.
The Profepa indicated that this hypothesis considered under the experience of other countries in the same research on the mass killing of specimens of wildlife.
The remains of animals found in the stretch of 10 kilometers out of the breakwater of the Port of San Felipe south.