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 avian flu.
Neighbouring Sweden reported its first bird flu case on February 28.