Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Avian influenza found in southern German poultry farm

Germany 25 August, 2007 Authorities have closed off a poultry farm in southern Germany after an outbreak of avian influenza.
Local veterinary authorities said late on Friday checks at the farm in the Erlangen-Hoechstadt area in Bavaria had discovered birds infected with the H5N1 virus.
The farm contains around 44,000 birds.
Germany identified several cases of the deadly H5N1 strain in wild birds in Bavaria in June. Several avian influenza infections were also registered in Germany last year. It is the 1st outbreak in a commercial poultry in Germany in 2007.