A Female Resident of an Azerbaijani Region Moved to Baku with Suspicions on Avian Influenza

Society Materials 3 February 2007 13:43 (UTC +04:00)

Zamina Gulsafa gizi Zeynalova, a female resident of the Village of Boynag of Neftchala District of Azerbaijan, born in 1969 was yesterday sent to the Azerbaijan Research Institute for Lungs Diseases in Baku with signs of bronchial pneumonia.

Telman Zaheedov, the Chief Physician of the Neftchala District Central Hospital, informed Trend Regional Correspondent that due to the fact that signs of avian influenza and bronchial pneumonia are virtually similar, Mrs. Zeynalova has been sent to the Capital for check up. No signs of the disease have been registered among the other residents of the Village.

Abulfaz Malikov, the Chief Physician of the Neftchala Veterinary Department, said that no facts on massive bird deaths had been observed either in the Village or the whole District. Even Mrs. Zeynalova poultry is healthy. However, blood samples taken from the poultry have been urgently sent to a laboratory in Baku to make it sure as well.

Mr. Malikov also said that disinfection works had been launched in the Village and surrounding territories.