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    Cuban Wetland Implements Measures Against Bird Flu
    Ciego de Avila, Sept 10 (acn)The training of the staff working at the Great Wetland located north of the Cuban central province of Ciego de Avila is part of the program of actions being carried out throughout the island to prevent bird transmitted diseases.
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    </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=554>The training aims to fight and diagnose Influenza or bird flu and the West Nile Virus that attack wild birds and cause a large number of deaths in the state's poultry farms.
    Ciego de Avila's Great Wetland, which is also a Ramsar Site, is one of the main migratory corridors in Cuba hosting over 20,000 birds in danger of extinction.
    In statements to acn news agency, professor at the University of Camaguey, Osquel Oberto Padilla, said no cases have yet been reported in Cuba. However, measures have already been implemented in the island to prevent the virus transmission.
    Forest rangers and national park rangers have been informed of the pathological and clinical symptoms of the virus, so they can identify any sick animal in their area. Some of the symptoms are stood-on-end plumes, uncoordinated walking and hemorrhage in the articulations.
    Padilla pointed out that the direct or indirect contact of local birds with foreign migratory birds has been frequently reported as the main cause for triggering the epidemics.
    Ciego de Avila's Great Wetland takes in the municipalities of Moron, Bolivia and Chambas. It includes two hatcheries and a sea platform that largely contribute to the development of the fishing industry in the island.

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