Title: #Germany, #Avian #Influenza #H5N8, first #poultry #farms affected.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, epizootics in poultry and wild birds, various states of Germany.
Source: Tagesschau, full page: (LINK). Article in German, edited.
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Avian Influenza H5N8: the first poultry farms affected
Bird flu is on the rise in Germany and Europe. According to a first confirmed case of poultry on a Schleswig-Holstein farm, there is now also a suspicion in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. More and more federal states impose stabling.
Bird flu is spreading further and further in Germany. Now the dangerous virus is attacking also on farms: After a first confirmed case in Schleswig-Holstein, a poultry farm in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern could be affected. As the Agrarministerium in Schwerin communicated, it is a private chicken keeping with 58 animals. All chickens had been killed as a precaution. Tissues are currently being tested for the H5N8 virus. Previously, the suspicion of avian influenza - a particularly aggressive form of avian influenza - had been confirmed in a turkey factory in Lübeck. Again, the approximately 100 animals were killed, around the yard a barrier area of three kilometers was established.
Keywords: Avian Influenza; H5N8; Poultry; Germany.