Bird flu in poultry Lower Saxony

Bird flu in poultry Lower Saxony

World November 23, 2016 20:15

hannover - bird flu has been detected on a poultry fattening in the German district of Cloppenburg. The infection is caused by the dreaded Influenza A virus subtype H5N8 virus. Which announced the research institute of the Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday.

It is the first confirmed outbreak of the disease on a farm in Lower Saxony. The states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein were already taken.

Even before the confirmation came when it comes to these very aggressive variant were culled as a precaution the 16 000 turkeys. Possible, there are still animals are killed in the immediate vicinity. For an area with a radius of three kilometers around the infected holding subject to a banning.

In Lower Saxony was last week already found a dead tufted duck which turned felled by Influenza A virus subtype H5N8. In the Netherlands, the discovery of infected wild waterfowl in different places to indoor confinement.

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