Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Avian Influenza found in second German state

Germany 27 June, 2007 A second outbreak of avian influenza in Germany was confirmed, with three swans killed by the H5N1 virus in a small town close to Leipzig.
At the end of last week, half a dozen swans killed by the virus were found in a turgid urban pond in Nuremberg in Bavaria state.
The health ministry in Saxony state in Germany's east said three dead swans were found in the Frohburg district, south of Leipzig, and a quick test established they were infected with the dangerous H5N1 virus.