Situation in connection with "Bird flu" is stable in Azerbaijan – Veterinary service
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.26 / Trend , U.Ismayilova /
The situation with "Bird flu" is stable in Azerbaijan, the State Veterinary Service under the Azerbaijani Agriculture Ministry said.
The Veterinary Service has conducted laboratory tests of the pathological material of 18 wild birds and 8 poultry during monitoring on the "Bird flu". The laboratory blood tests of 1,772 poultry were also conducted.
"None of results of laboratory tests confirmed the bird flu virus of birds, which analyses were checked in the Veterinary Service's laboratories," the Ministry said.
The monitoring was held in the areas where migrant birds temporary inhabit. These areas include the Absheron Peninsula, the regions of Davachi, Salyan, Agjabadi and Lankaran, as well as the national parks and reserves in the coastal zones and other areas. Neither sick nor dead birds have been revealed in these areas.
The State Veterinary Service under the Azerbaijani Agriculture Ministry taking into account that migration of birds starts from Nov.16, has announced the monitoring for the bird flu beforehand.
The monitoring was held by employees of the State Veterinary Service under the Azerbaijani Agriculture Ministry, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, as well as the Association of Hunters.
Taking into account possible passing the virus to the Azerbaijani territory by migrant birds, the State Veterinary Service intends to launch regular monitoring on the bird flu from Dec.21.
The State Veterinary Service also said that at present epizootic situation due to the bird flu is stable.
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