Poland: Bird flu under control
According to the European Commission, Poland has
contained its recent outbreaks of bird flu.
Late last year Polish authorities reported nine
outbreaks of highly pathogenic strains of the disease in poultry and one in a
shelter for wild birds. Improved situation
standing committee (of national EU animal health experts) today reviewed the
protection measures in Poland and noted that the disease situation has clearly
improved and appears to be under control," the EU executive said.
the outbreaks occurred, Poland applied standard EU-approved protection measures
to contain avian influenza in domestic poultry. They have also slaughtered all
birds in the affected holdings and have strengthened movement
Poland exported 230,000 tonnes of poultry to EU markets in
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