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· Denmark and France launch culls over bird flu cases
· Germany culls 16,100 turkeys after bird flu found on farm
· Denmark culls 25,000 chickens after finding bird flu on farm
Denmark and France launch culls over bird flu cases
via The Local (Germany) - 17 November 2020
France and Denmark confirmed bird flu cases on Monday days after an outbreak in the Netherlands triggered a massive cull.
Hundreds of hens were killed after the virus was detected in a garden centre on the French island of Corsica, and the Danes said more than 25,000 birds would be slaughtered after the virus emerged in the west of the country.
France has ordered national protection measures including obligatory confinement of poultry to isolate them from wild birds, while Denmark has suspended exports of eggs to chickens outside the EU.
The virus, which is not harmful to humans but is potentially devastating to the farming sector, has so far appeared in Belgium, the Netherlands, Russia, Ireland and Britain among other countries.
Dutch officials said earlier this month they had culled more than 200,000 birds.
Duck breeders in southwestern France have been hit twice in recent years, sparking mass culls that cost producers hundreds of millions of euros.
French officials insisted there was no need for people to change their habits.
"The consumption of meat, foie gras and eggs - and more generally of any food product - does not present any risk to humans," the ministry said...
Germany culls 16,100 turkeys after bird flu found on farm
Reporting by Michael Hogan, editing by David Evans, Reuters
Nov 16, 2020
HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany has ordered around 16,100 turkeys to be slaughtered after bird flu was found on another poultry farm, authorities said on Monday.
Type H5N8 bird flu was confirmed in a farm on the island of Ruegen in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, said local government authority Landkreis Vorpommern-Ruegen.
Wild birds are believed to be spreading the disease, with some 23 cases of bird flu recorded in wild birds on Ruegen since the end of October, the authority said.
A series of outbreaks of bird flu have been reported in Germany and elsewhere in Europe in past weeks with wild birds also suspected of spreading the disease.
Dutch health officials on Nov. 10 ordered the culling of 48,000 chickens...
Denmark culls 25,000 chickens after finding bird flu on farm
Reporting by Nikolaj Skydsgaard; editing by David Evans, Reuters
Nov 16, 2020
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark has ordered 25,000 chickens to be culled after finding H5N8 bird flu on a farm, authorities said on Monday, effectively halting the country’s poultry and egg exports to countries outside the European Union for at least three months.
The cull comes after cases of bird flu have been found in wild birds in the west of the country in recent days, while a series of outbreaks have been registered across Europe in the past weeks.
Earlier on Monday, Germany ordered...