Seventh case of bird flu reported

A seventh case of bird flu has been reported in the Czech Republic. The state veterinary office confirmed on Tuesday that another swan found dead in the Vltava River in south Bohemia was infected with the H5 virus. The first case of H5 appeared ten days ago and the laboratory in Weybridge confirmed that the swan had died of the deadly H5N1 variety. All the other cases of H5 are swans found in the close vicinity. The safety measures introduced include a ban on the transport of live birds, poultry products and eggs, the use of disinfectants and a close monitoring of both the wild-bird population and the small farms and big holdings.