More dead birds in Germany, suspected bird flu
Authorities in Bavaria have confirmed that more wild
birds have been found dead in Germany due to the H5N1 bird flu
According to police in the southern state, movement restrictions have been
put in place around the Speichersee lake where two out of three ducks found dead
were confirmed to have been carrying the deadly virus.
Press reports have stated that about 14 other birds have also been found
dead in the area, however, it is not known if they are infected with the
It was the first time in 2007 that the H5N1 strain of bird flu has been
found among domestic birds in Germany. Scientists suggest that it could have
jumped the border from the neighbouring Czech Republic where there were infected
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