Botulism strikes Finnish poultry farm

20-01-2009 | |

A poultry farm in western Finland has been hit by a botulism outbreak.

Accordint to authorieties, a large number of birds have already died from the illness, and the remaining infected birds are to be culled.

The Finnish Food Safety Authority (Evira) said the birds were infected with the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, thereby causing botulism.

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Finnish Food Safety Authority (Evira)

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist