Bird flu in Poland under control
Polish Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki said Monday the bird flu virus detected last week on a turkey farm near Plock is under control.
The H5N1 virus was traced to two villages, Uniejewo and Mysliborzyce, near central Poland. A leading meat company said it received a delivery of 5,500 birds under consignment. Eight percent were dead or in bad condition, while three were found to have the bird flu virus. To contain the disease, birds from the two infected farms were culled, farm workers confined to quarters, roads within the vicinity shut down and warnings were issued. Jan Bondar, spokesman for the State Sanitary Inspectorate, said, „We have an economic, not a health problem. It has not yet been the case that a bird flu virus infected a person in Europe.” Sawicki promised affected farms will receive compensation for their slaughtered fowl, but said not all losses of affected farms will be covered. (allheadlinenews.com)
SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL
Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.