Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend Trend U.Ismaylova / The next monitoring to uncover bird flu in Azerbaijan revealed absence of the virus, the State Veterinary Service at the Agriculture Ministry reported on 3 November.
Monitoring commenced in Absheron Peninsula, Davachi, Salyan, Lankaran and Agjabadi on 22 October. Monitoring was held by a special commission consisting of specialists from the veterinary service at the Ecology, Health Ministries.
This year the State Service carried out ten monitoring exercises. None of them revealed the virus.
Prohibition of hunting, use and sale of wild birds in Azerbaijan still retains effect. All Azerbaijani border veterinary check points work with medium security in order to prevent spread of bird flu.