Elchin Sultanov: Bird’s flu may be spread on area of Nakhchevan AR

Society Materials 24 October 2005 17:48 (UTC +04:00)

The “bird’s flu” may be spread on the area of the Nakhchevan Autonomous Republic (NAR). Plague of 200 ducks is recorded in NAR, the chairman of the Azerbaijan’s ornithologists society Elchin Sultanov told Trend.

According to him, it is prematurely to ascertain that the “bird’s flu” is spread on the area, as there are no results of analyses so far. If it is in Turkey, it may also reach the Caucasus. The rate of dissemination may be small, therefore the monitoring held by the Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources gave no results. The fact of duck’s mortality has not been confirmed by the NAR official bodies yet, however, the veterinary services took analyses”, he noted.