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Cull Ordered After H5N8 Bird Flu Outbreak Confirmed in Germany

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on December 18, 2014 at 8:03 AM
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 Cull Ordered After H5N8 Bird Flu Outbreak Confirmed in Germany

German authorities have ordered the cull of thousands of farm animals after a H5N8 bird flu outbreak was confirmed. The district had already imposed a 3-day ban on all poultry transports to thwart the potential spread of H5N8. Some strains of avian influenza are fatal for birds, and also pose a health threat to humans, who can fall sick after handling infected poultry.

This precautionary move comes after the discovery of the pathogenic H5N8 strain at a poultry farm in a rural region of Lower Saxony state where 19,000 animals and another 12,000 turkeys at a neighboring farm would be slaughtered.

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Regional agricultural minister Christian Meyer said, "The strain detected in the Cloppenburg district was the same as that found at another farm in November in Schleswig-Holstein state." He has expressed concern that the virus could spread quickly.

Source: Medindia
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