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.