Germany orders 62,000 poultry culled after bird flu found on farms


Reporting by Michael Hogan; Editing by Alex Richardson, Reuters

via Yahoo News - January 5, 2021


HAMBURG (Reuters) - About 62,000 turkeys and ducks will be slaughtered after bird flu was found on more poultry farms in Germany, authorities said on Tuesday.


Type H5N8 bird flu was confirmed in two farms in the Cloppenburg region in the northern state of Lower Saxony, the Cloppenburg local government authority said.


Cloppenburg is one of Germany's leading poultry production areas.


A series of outbreaks of bird flu have been reported in Europe in past weeks, with wild birds suspected to be spreading the disease...