|`Given that it has been confirmed that the virus is present in Romania, the Commission will now adopt the same measures already taken for Turkey, last Monday [10 Oct 2005], that is
to say a ban on imports of live birds, poultry meat and other poultry products,` the Commission said in a statement.
The Commission said its experts had detected the H5 virus strain in 2 samples taken in a suspected backyard farm in the Danube delta. `Further tests are necessary to ascertain if the virus in question is the H5N1 strain,` it added.
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