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Germany has culled 776,000 poultry since bird flu outbreak

Germany has culled 776,000 farm chickens, turkeys, ducks and other types of poultry since November to combat bird flu, its agriculture ministry said on Monday. Of the total, 622,000 birds were culled on farms where bird flu was discovered and 154,000 were culled as a precaution on farms where the disease was suspected, the ministry […]

Bosnia reports first case of H5N8 bird flu

Bosnia reported its first case of bird flu on Sunday, after the H5N8 strain was detected at a hen farm in the northwestern town of Prijedor. The authorities took measures to contain the outbreak of the disease and banned visits to the farm, the state-owned Srna news agency reported citing the agriculture ministry of Bosnia’s […]

Bird flu hits poultry markets in major Chinese city: media

Authorities in China’s third-largest city warned that about 30 percent of its live poultry markets were contaminated with the H7N9 avian flu virus, as an eastern province ordered markets to shut, state media reported on Saturday. East China’s Zhejiang province has ordered all markets across the province to halt live poultry trade on Saturday over […]

Czechs cull up to 20,000 poultry as bird flu outbreak spreads

Czech authorities ordered a cull of up to 20,000 ducks and other poultry at a producer in the south of the country on Monday in the biggest single case of this year’s bird flu outbreak. The affected producer, Blatenska Ryba, 100 km (60 miles) south of Prague, has already had to cull 6,500 ducks at […]

Macedonia reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu at farm: OIE

Macedonia reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus at a farm in the southwestern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the local veterinary authorities. The infected birds were found at a farm in the region of Struga, the report […]

UK confirms two more cases of bird flu on turkey and pheasant farms

British authorities say they have confirmed two more bird flu cases on farms in northern and eastern England, meaning there are now four areas where restrictions are in place across the country to reduce the spread of the disease. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) said it had confirmed a case of […]

Britain confirms bird flu case in Lancashire, to cull infected poultry

(Reuters) – The H5N8 bird flu strain has been found in a flock of about 10,000 pheasants at a farm in Lancashire, northwest England, British authorities said on Tuesday. Some of the birds have already died and the remainder will be culled, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs said in a statement. Different […]

Fears over bird flu in China after 9 deaths this year

Nine people have died of bird flu in China this year, state media reported Wednesday, after the World Health Organization (WHO) urged all countries to promptly report human infections. Disease control centres in three provinces including northern Henan, central Hunan, and southern Guangdong have reported at least nine deaths from the virus, the official Xinhua […]

Kazakhstan confirms H5 bird flu in wild swans: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) – Kazakhstan confirmed an outbreak of highly contagious H5 bird flu virus in wild swans by the Caspian Sea, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday, citing a report from the Kazakh agriculture ministry. Two swans were found dead in the coastal city of Aktau in the west of the […]

Second case of bird flu found in Chile, turkeys culled

Bird flu has been found at a turkey farm in central Chile, the second case of the disease detected in the country this month, agriculture officials said on Wednesday. Respiratory problems had been seen in birds at a turkey farm in the central Valparaiso region, the Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG) said in a statement. […]

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