Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Dozens more H5N1 avian influenza cases in Germany

Germany 6 July, 2007 German authorities reported 38 new cases of H5N1 strain of avian influenza.
The regional authorities in Sangerhausen in the state of Saxony-Anhalt said 38 dead birds found on the shores of an artificial lake near the town of Kelbra had all tested positive.
Saxony-Anhalt is the fourth of Germany's 16 states to report cases of H5N1 avian influenza since late last month, when it struck down six wild birds in the southern city of Nuremberg in Bavaria.
Germany has ordered farmers to keep poultry indoors as bird flu has been discovered in a total of four German states: -Bavaria, Saxony, Thuringia and Saxony - Anhalt.