Germany poised to order poultry indoors over bird flu fears

GERMANY - The German government said Monday it was set to order poultry indoors over fears of spreading bird flu which has been confirmed in Italy, Greece and Bulgaria.

Germany had planned to impose a ban on keeping poultry outdoors from March 1, but a spokeswoman for Agriculture Minister Horst Seehofer said the ban would likely now be brought forward.

Avian flu has killed birds in 20 countries and infected at least 166 people, killing 88 of them.

Source: Bahrain News
calendar icon 13 February 2006
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