Slovenia suspects first poultry bird flu
Mar. 21, 2006 at 12:30PM
Slovenia's disease center said 10 hens died at a farm and veterinary officials suspect the incidents mark the first cases of bird flu in poultry in the country.
According to the veterinary officials, 10 chickens died Monday in a small farm at Hotinja Vas near Maribor, in northeastern Slovenia close to the border with Austria.
Officials ordered disinfection of the farm and introducing limits on the movement of people in the area.
Bird flu test results are expected this week.