Poland battling against 4th bird flu outbreak
The Polish Agricultural Ministry has stated that the
avian influenza virus is spreading further among poultry in the
The deadly H5N1
strain of the virus had been found on a poultry farm
in Sadlowo, north-west of Warsaw, which is approx. 2km away from another farm
that has been hit with AI only a few days earlier.
Reports state that around 360,000 chickens were due to be culled throughout
the day, with a protection and surveillance zone set up around the area.
This is the fourth reported case of the avian virus in the past 10 days,
all of which are in the north-western part Masowien region, approx. 100 km away
from the countries capital Warsaw.
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