Germany culls thousands of chickens after bird flu outbreak on farm

Germany has ordered the culling of nearly 29,000 chickens after veterinary authorities identified bird flu cases on a farm.
calendar icon 4 December 2020
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A series of outbreaks of bird flu have been reported in Europe in recent weeks, with wild birds suspected to be spreading the illness.

The disease has been found in countries including France, the Netherlands, Germany, Britain, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden and Poland, after severely hitting Russia, Kazakhstan and Israel.

Some 11 other farms in Germany have suffered outbreaks.

About 10,500 turkeys were slaughtered after H5N8 was found at a farm in northern England, British authorities said on 29 November.

Risk to humans from the disease is considered low, but past outbreaks among farm birds have needed extensive slaughtering programmes to contain.

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A series of outbreaks of bird flu have been reported in Europe in recent weeks, with wild birds suspected to be spreading the illness.

The disease has been found in countries including France, the Netherlands, Germany, Britain, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden and Poland, after severely hitting Russia, Kazakhstan and Israel.

Some 11 other farms in Germany have suffered outbreaks.

About 10,500 turkeys were slaughtered after H5N8 was found at a farm in northern England, British authorities said on 29 November.

Risk to humans from the disease is considered low, but past outbreaks among farm birds have needed extensive slaughtering programmes to contain.

Read more about this story here.

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