Avian influenza has been detected again in a turkey farm in the Cloppenburg district. The virus with the pathogen H5N1 was confirmed by the responsible Friedrich Loeffler Institute (FLI), as the district announced on Sunday. The stock of 14,500 turkeys will be killed on Sunday in an animal-friendly manner. The area around the epidemic in the municipality of Garrel with a radius of three kilometers will be defined as the protection zone, it said.
Avian influenza is an infectious disease that mainly affects waterfowl and other birds. The epidemic is particularly rampant in the winter months from the end of October to April and is therefore closely related to bird migration. In the past few weeks, there have already been several outbreaks in companies in Lower Saxony.