Bird flu suspected at poultry farm in Germany

13th March 2006, Comments 0 comments

13 March 2006, MUNICH - Fears grew Monday that bird flu might have spread to a poultry farm in Germany after seven ducks died with influenza-like symptoms in the southern state of Bavaria.

13 March 2006

MUNICH - Fears grew Monday that bird flu might have spread to a poultry farm in Germany after seven ducks died with influenza-like symptoms in the southern state of Bavaria.

Tests were being carried on the animals to determine whether they were infected with the virulent H5N1 strain, which has already killed around 200 wild birds and four mammals.

If confirmed, it would be the first case of bird flu at a poultry farm in Germany.

All the animals at the farm in the district of Lichtenfels were culled during the night as a precaution, the consumer affairs ministry said.

DPA

Subject: German news

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