Kiel/Hamburg: avian influenza detected in wild birds in Northern Germany

In the case of several wild birds in Northern Germany is poultry occurred plague. As the state Ministry of economic Affairs announced on Saturday, it has been d

Kiel/Hamburg: avian influenza detected in wild birds in Northern Germany

In the case of several wild birds in Northern Germany is poultry occurred plague. As the state Ministry of economic Affairs announced on Saturday, it has been demonstrated that disease in a wild duck in Hamburg, a Buzzard in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and various wild birds in Schleswig-Holstein. The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI) have confirmed this on Friday. "So far, it is only individual cases," the Ministry said.

The Ministry of agriculture in Kiel and the Hamburg authority for consumer protection had already been informed on Friday about the events in Hamburg and nordfriesland. Now, the poultry farmers in the district of North Friesland will need to bring their stocks in stable.

poultry farmers are urged to take precautions and to observe your stocks, warned the Federal state Ministry of economic Affairs. About concrete measures, the authorities decided on the location. For the trade, the plague would, with the outbreak of the poultry, in wild birds, no restrictions. Demonstrated the types of virus H5N8 and H5N5 had been. So far, no Transmission of these types of people is known, however, dead birds should not be touched. "Basically, the General Hygiene and protection measures when handling poultry and wild birds to be observed consistently," said the Ministry.

In Hamburg were informed the holder in the vicinity of the discovery site of an infected wild duck. The Monitoring for detection of avian influenza in Hamburg had been reinforced. Further protection measures are not currently necessary, it said. Police had found the infected duck on Thursday. The animal had made an injured impression, and had been put to sleep. The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, had confirmed that the avian influenza Virus H5N8.

The bird flu is an infectious disease that occurs mainly in water fowl and other birds. You can run in domestic poultry, with severe General signs of disease and the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, according to the people are transferred. According to information from the Hamburg authority for consumer protection such cases have not been detected yet in the world.

a few days Ago, avian influenza had been detected in the Netherlands in hump swans. The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, had declared at the beginning of October, with the autumn migration of birds is a high risk for the introduction is highly infectious bird flu virus to Germany to be expected. The experts advised to exercise enhanced vigilance compared to wild birds that are sick or found dead.

"The disease experts of the FLI had warned us that the bird flu is on the rise. As of today, we have the first Fund. This is a cause for concern, but no reason to panic,“ said Mecklenburg-Vorpommern agriculture Minister Till Backhaus (SPD). In the summer, the bird influenza was done according to the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, with recent outbreaks in Bulgaria and Hungary in Europe first came to a Standstill.

dpa
Updated Date: 01 November 2020, 01:26

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