Germany to order poultry indoors over flu fears

13th February 2006, Comments 0 comments

13 February 2006, BERLIN - The German government said Monday it was set to order poultry indoors over fears of spreading bird flu which has been confirmed in Italy, Greece and Bulgaria.

13 February 2006

BERLIN - The German government said Monday it was set to order poultry indoors over fears of spreading bird flu which has been confirmed in Italy, Greece and Bulgaria.

Germany had planned to impose a ban on keeping poultry outdoors from March 1, but a spokeswoman for Agriculture Minister Horst Seehofer said the ban would likely now be brought forward.

Swans in Italy, Greece and Bulgaria have died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu, scientists in Britain and Italian confirmed at the weekend.

Avian flu has killed birds in 20 countries and infected at least 166 people, killing 88 of them.

DPA

Subject: German news

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