Bird flu, three outbreaks are confirmed in Albania, but there is no danger to humans
The Ministry of Agriculture confirmed the day before that the first cases of Avian Influenza in our country have been ascertained. The government has taken the decision to ban the import of meat and poultry, due to the spread of H5N8 flu in some European countries.
Should we worry?
Deputy Minister Ermira Gjeçi says that the situation is under control and that the cases have been confirmed in some small household farms. "300-320 birds have died so far," she said in an interview with Report.
Are people at risk?
According to Gjeçi, people do not risk infection with this virus, while he adds that measures have been taken to ban the import of live poultry and meat products from some countries such as Kosovo, regions of Northern Greece, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Ukraine , Israel, Belgium, Romania, Czech Republic, Denmark, etc.
"300-320 birds have died in the three outbreaks. The confirmed cases are in small domestic farms, chickens, ducks and geese. The origin of the flu is suspected from migratory wild birds. The import of live birds and meat products has been banned. , Kosovo, regions of Northern Greece, Poland Sllokvaki, Hungary, Germany, Ukraine, Israel, Belgium, Romania Czech Republic, Denmark, etc., in order to avoid infection The situation is under control, the outbreaks are isolated and under monitoring People are not at risk avian influenza infection ".
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the disease is present only in 3 outbreaks, located in Fushë-Krujë, Dajt and Bujan, respectively.