cloppenburg - In the German district of Cloppenburg are another 92,000 chickens slain because of the bird flu. It has announced a spokeswoman said Thursday. Wednesday it was announced that poultry was infected in the Lower Saxony region of Influenza A virus subtype H5N8, a highly contagious strain of avian flu.
For the discovery of Influenza A virus subtype H5N8 were already 16 000 turkeys from a fattening farm in the village of Barssel slain. Now the infectious variant is indeed established, chickens from nearby poultry farms should also step down.
Lower Saxony next Thursday came in Saxony-Anhalt two Influenza A virus subtype H5N8 infections to light. Chickens from a small poultry farm appeared this variant below to have members, as well as a dead swan.