Bird Flu entered Germany

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Last week 6 wild birds-5 swans and 1 goose were found dead in Germany with positive H5N1 strain of the disease. This is the first confirmed case for European Union this year. In 2006 more than 700 wild birds in the EU were detected with avian influenza H5N1. Germany, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Britain, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, France and Hungary confirmed cases of bird flu Last year.

Spokeswoman for Germany's Friedrich Loeffler animal disease institute said that the number of infected birds remains at six, there are no additional cases.

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Poultry farmers in the Nuremberg region have been ordered to confine all poultry to closed stalls. As of Saturday, 21-day ban was imposed on poultry products in or out of the area, which is now a quarantine zone.

The spokeswoman for the Agriculture Ministry of Germany said that the government did not expect the outbreak to spread to other regions of the country.

Now the authorities are investigating the issue how the disease entered Germany.

It is possible

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