Bird flu reported in Poland


Tens of thousand turkeys have died and more are to be culled.

Posted on Jan 03 ,07:55

Bird flu reported in Poland

A case of avian influenza has been confirmed in Poland at three turkey farms, where 25,000 birds have been killed in the outbreak, according to Polish veterinary authorities. Another 40,000 turkeys are to be culled this week.
Poland is the largest poultry producer in the EU and it hasn't been strike by a bird flu outbreak since 2017. Andrzej Danielak, president of the Polish Association of Breeders and Poultry Producers, said three farms might be affected, with up to 350,000 birds at risk in a three-kilometre radius.

"Veterinary services are implementing virus eradication procedures in this situation," local authorities in Lubartow county said in a press release issued on January 2, adding that the virus was a subtype of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu that can also threaten people.

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