Bird Flu security measures tightened in Sweden
After the discovery of the H5N1 strain of bird flu in
Germany and Poland, Swedish authorities announced on Tuesday that all poultry
and tame birds are to be kept under cover.
Since Wednesday, the Swedish Board of Agriculture requires all poultry in
the southern half of the country to be kept indoors. Birds like ducks and geese
are to be fed under a roof to prevent wild birds from coming in contact with
The agency said the rule tightening was "a cautionary measure" after
several cases of aggressive bird flu had been reported nearby. A temporary ban
will also be placed on bird exhibitions and competitions.
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