Germany records H5N8 bird flu at poultry farm

German authorities have confirmed another outbreak of H5N8 bird flu in a farm in northern Germany.
calendar icon 10 November 2020
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A series of outbreaks of the disease have been reported in Europe in past weeks. Wild birds are believed to be spreading the disease.

Type H5N8 bird flu was found in another farm in Schleswig-Holstein on 5 November.

The Netherlands, Europe's largest exporter of chicken meat and eggs, ordered the culling of over 200,000 chickens after bird flu has been found on several farms since late October.

Britain ordered a cull of 13,000 birds at a farm in northwest England after detecting cases there.

Risk to humans from the disease is considered low.

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A series of outbreaks of the disease have been reported in Europe in past weeks. Wild birds are believed to be spreading the disease.

Type H5N8 bird flu was found in another farm in Schleswig-Holstein on 5 November.

The Netherlands, Europe's largest exporter of chicken meat and eggs, ordered the culling of over 200,000 chickens after bird flu has been found on several farms since late October.

Britain ordered a cull of 13,000 birds at a farm in northwest England after detecting cases there.

Risk to humans from the disease is considered low.

Read more about this story here.

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