Poland battling against 4th bird flu outbreak

11-12-2007 | |

The Polish Agricultural Ministry has stated that the avian influenza virus is spreading further among poultry in the country.

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.
Polish officials on 1 Dec confirmed that 4,200 turkeys were culled following the first outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in Poland.

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