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Apr 21, 2013

15:46:22 GMT--Biological Hazard - Europe - Germany

EDIS Number: BH-20130421-38937-DEU

Date / time: 21/04/2013 15:44:31 [UTC]

Event: Biological Hazard

Area: Europe

Country: Germany

State/County: Lower Saxony

Location: [District of Osnaburg]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


A mild form of bird flu has broken out in Lower Saxony. Avian influenza virus subtype H7 has been detected in 2 turkey farms in the district of Osnaburg. This was confirmed by the Ministry of Agriculture on Thu 18 Apr 2013. All 27 000 turkeys in these f arms must now be culled. There should not be human health risk by this mild form of avian flu.

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