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High Wild Bird Mortality Reported In Iran

13 October 2005 -- Iranian veterinary authorities have reported a large number of deaths among wild ducks, but the world animal health body said no disease has yet been discovered.

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said today that according to information received from Iranian veterinary authorities, more than 3,600 wild ducks had died at Poldasht, in West Azerbaijan Province, since the beginning of this month.

Iranian authorities have quarantined the area and are carrying out disinfection measures. The OIE said it had asked Iran for further information.