Avian influenza confirmed in Germany

By Aidan Fortune

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Avian influenza confirmed in Germany

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More than 10,000 birds have been destroyed in Germany following the confirmation of a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8).

The case was recorded on a turkey farm in Dornum, Aurich in Niedersachsen, located in the north of the country. According to the OIE report, 130 animals died from the avian influenza however 10,183 birds were killed and disposed of as part of measures to curb the disease.

Other measures applied included: Movement control inside the country; surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone; surveillance within containment and/or protection zone; screening; traceability; quarantine; stamping out; zoning; disinfection; vaccination prohibited and no treatment of affected animals.

The last time there was a confirmed case of avian influenza (H5N8) in Germany was June 2017.

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