Friday, February 15, 2013

Germany: #H5N1 Low Pathogenic Flu virus detected in ducks Brandenburg

February 15, 2013
Ducks in a fattening farm in Brandenburg, the H5N1 avian influenza has been detected. The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI) on the Baltic island of Riems confirmed Friday evening the bird flu laboratory findings of the country Berlin-Brandenburg. "However, it was only the low pathogenic, less dangerous variant verified by the Institute," said ministry spokeswoman Alrun Kaune-Nüsslein.

Yet on Saturday, the more than 10,000 ducks will be culled at the farm Seelow (Märkisch Oderland). Is the radius of one kilometer now a trap drawn by the operation that applies to at least 21 days. "There have been initiated all necessary steps to contain and control," said Environment Minister Anita Tack (left).

In the context of self-monitoring of poultry growing operations were discovered antibodies against the H5N1 virus and reported immediately. The stock had otherwise shown no clinical abnormalities. Samples were sent to counter-check the FLI.

Meanwhile, the country has set up a crisis center to coordinate the disease control measures in Brandenburg. All counties, states and the federal government have been informed of the H5N1 case.... Bird flu virus detected in ducks Brandenburg

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