Germany reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu in backyard poultry: OIE

 

Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide, editing by Bate Felix, Reuters

February 10, 2020

 

PARIS (Reuters) - Germany has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus in a backyard in the southwestern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.

 

The virus killed 44 birds out of a flock of 69 in Bretzfeld, in the Baden-Wurttemberg region, the Paris-based OIE said, citing a report from Germany’s food and agriculture ministry.

 

“All poultry and captive birds have been culled...

 

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