Avian Flu Outbreak Suspected Next to Kiryat Gat

9 March 2012, at 10:05am

ISRAEL - Veterinary officials declared suspicion of an outbreak of avian flu, Thursday, in a poultry coop in the community of Shalva, next to the southern-central city of Kiryat-Gat.

IsraelNationalNews reports that eleven thousand turkeys are housed in three structures at the site.

Agricultural inspectors declared a quarantine of the farm and, under the instructions of the veterinary service, began preparations to destroy the birds Friday morning.

Other coops in a three-kilometer radius are also being inspected.