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Bird Flu security measures tightened in Sweden

After the discovery of the H5N1 strain of bird flu in Germany and Poland, Swedish authorities announced on Tuesday that all poultry and tame birds are to be kept under cover.

Since Wednesday, the Swedish Board of Agriculture requires all poultry in the southern half of the country to be kept indoors. Birds like ducks and geese are to be fed under a roof to prevent wild birds from coming in contact with their fodder.
The agency said the rule tightening was "a cautionary measure" after several cases of aggressive bird flu had been reported nearby. A temporary ban will also be placed on bird exhibitions and competitions.

Editor WorldPoultry

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