(Summary - New: Zoo Leipzig) virus in ducks and geese in the Leipzig Zoo discovered
Leipzig (ddp-LSC) after the bird flu case in Ostsachsen are at a routine control in Leipzig Zoo in a virus infected ducks and a goose have been found.
Leipzig (ddp-LSC). After the bird flu case in Ostsachsen are at a routine control in Leipzig Zoo in a virus infected ducks and a goose have been found. By influenza virus type H5N3 caused disease was, however, by the avian influenza to distinguish informed the Ministry of Health on Wednesday in Dresden. The so-called bird flu confirmed by the highly contagious H5N1 influenza virus caused.
The diseased animals, including a Gelbschnabelente a Sichelente and a Brandgans, were, according to the zoo veterinary officer killed arrangement.
The agents were probably introduced by wild birds has been divided further with the Ministry. Therefore, the birds of the zoo precaution in the stables remain. Disease risks posed by these influenza viruses were not known. A danger to visitors, there is not, it was.
Birds that would otherwise live in open-air enclosures, including ostriches, pelicans and water fowl, had until further notice not to be seen, said Joerg Zoodirektoren Junhold with. All precautionary measures arising from the Animal Disease Act and Regulation to protect against the avian influenza found were immediately begun.
In the past week was in a poultry flock in the village marker, a new case of bird flu discovered and the dangerous and highly contagious H5N1 virus has been detected. 1400 geese, ducks, chickens and turkeys were subsequently been killed.
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