Deadly bird flu strikes German state: 16,000 turkeys to be killed to prevent spread
The case was confirmed in Cloppenburg in north Germany and is the first farm-based case in Lower Saxony, one of Europe's largest poultry production regions, the state's agriculture ministry said.
Several European countries and Israel have found cases of H5N8 bird flu in the past few weeks and some have ordered that poultry flocks be kept indoors to avoid the disease spreading.
The contagious H5N8 strain has been repeatedly found in wild birds in much of Germany in recent days and the country's government has tightened sanitary rules for farms and warned it may order poultry to be kept... read more
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