Denmark finds first case of bird flu
Danish authorities confirmed Wednesday that they found
their first case of bird flu in a wild bird - whether it is the H5N1 strain has
yet to be determined.
The wild bird was found to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5 virus.
If it is confirmed to be the deadly H5N1 strain, it would be the first case of
the virus in Denmark.
Denmark, a major poultry producer, has been on guard against bird flu since
disease was found on the German Baltic island of Ruegen, near Denmark's southern
coast in mid-February. And has since examined more than 100 dead wild birds for
Neighbouring Sweden reported its first bird flu case on February
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