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Bird flu in German poultry farm

28th August 2007

An outbreak of deadly bird flu has been identified in a southern German poultry farm, a spokeswoman for Bavaria's environment ministry said.

The spokeswoman said dead ducks from the farm in Wachenroth in Bavaria's Erlangen-Hoechstadt area had tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of the virus.

The farm has been sealed off and all 160,000 birds in the farm culled.

 

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Article Information

Title: Bird flu in German poultry farm
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 3900
Date Added: 28th Aug 2007

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Global Health Council

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