A wild swan found dead near the northern city of Thessaloniki has tested positive for the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the Agriculture Ministry said on Thursday.
The new case, some 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the country's second-largest city, brings to 33 the number of H5N1 cases in wild birds in Greece. Most were detected in the northern regions of Macedonia and Thrace.
No H5N1 cases in humans or farm birds have been reported in the country, where the first H5N1 bird flu case was confirmed Feb. 11, reports the AP.
The head of the Voronezh region, Alexander Gusev, confirmed the death of Major General Vladimir Zavadsky.