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Germany Reports Finding More Low-Path Bird Flu

by 5m Editor
23 June 2011, at 2:16am

GERMANY - Poultry at two farms in the south of the country with links to a previously infected farm in the north have tested positive for H7N7 low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI).

The veterinary authority sent Follow Up Report No. 4 dated 20 June to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

According to the report, H7N7 LPAI has been found on two poultry farms with links to one of the holdings that has previously tested positive for LPAI H7N7 in North Rhine-Westphalia.

One farm in at Gösmes in Bavaria in south-eastern Germany, where all 468 birds in the flock have been destroyed. The other farm is at Schofheim in Baden-Wurttemberg in the far south-west of the country, where the flock of 2,182 has been destroyed.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.