Avian flu arrives in Germany

Hygiene & Biosecurity

Several cases of H5N8 were confirmed in different countries in Europe, such as Great Britain and the Netherlands.

Posted on Nov 11 ,06:26

Avian flu arrives in Germany

Germany has confirmed the second case of avian flu H5N8 on a small farm in the northern side of the country. The case was detected at a small farm in the Kreis Segeberg area in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, Segeberg's local government said in a statement. 36 birds were culled and other farms in the area have received the interdiction to raise birds in open spaces.
Several outbreaks of bird flu have been reported in Europe in recent weeks. Wild animals are believed to be spreading the disease. The H5N8 bird flu had already been detected in another farm in Schleswig-Holstein on 5 November. The Netherlands, one of the largest poultry producer in the EU had to cull more than 200,000 birds after bird flu has been reported on several farms since the end of October. Also, 13,000 birds were culled on a farm in northwest England after the virus was confirmed there.

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