Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Avian Influenza reappears in Germany

Germany 17 December, 2007

The H5N1 strain of avian influenza, was found among birds kept in Brandenburg outside Berlin. Eleven birds (backyard flock with laying hens for own consumption) kept in a coop were killed and a security zone of three kilometers was put in place. The birds were kept with nine other chickens in the Oberhavel region, northwest of Berlin.