More dead birds in Germany, suspected bird flu

10-08-2007 | |

Authorities in Bavaria have confirmed that more wild birds have been found dead in Germany due to the H5N1 bird flu virus.

According to police in the southern state, movement restrictions have been put in place around the Speichersee lake where two out of three ducks found dead were confirmed to have been carrying the deadly virus.
Press reports have stated that about 14 other birds have also been found dead in the area, however, it is not known if they are infected with the virus.
It was the first time in 2007 that the H5N1 strain of bird flu has been found among domestic birds in Germany. Scientists suggest that it could have jumped the border from the neighbouring Czech Republic where there were infected poultry.

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