Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Germany: Turkeys culled in avian influenza outbreak

Germany - H5N3 15 January, 2009 Around half a million turkeys have been culled since December in a avian influenza outbreak sweeping an area of northern Germany.
Some 38,000 birds were killed this week on three farms near the town of Cloppenburg, about 100 kilometres south of Hamburg.
Some 14,700 of the birds were infected with the H5N3 strain. The others were put to death as a precaution.
Officials set up an exclusion zone around the affected farms.