10.11.2016 Bird flu is a growing problem in northern Germany. For the first time there is now the suspicion of avian influenza in dead animals of a small operation.
For the first time there since Thursday of suspected bird flu in dead animals a poultry farm in Schleswig-Holstein. In the inventory from the eastern part of the country 18 turkeys have died as Agriculture Minister Robert Habeck (Green) announced. Other farm animals have to be culled. Samples of the dead animals had previously tested positive for influenza A virus subtype H5. Final determination of avian influenza by the national reference laboratory is still pending. Habeck spoke of bad news. "Given the high aggressiveness of the virus was to be expected of such a development," the minister said. She was very worrying. The Green Party already informed the Federal Ministry of Agriculture on the situation.
The staff of the competent authorities in the country were working at full speed to keep the spread of this disease to a minimum, Habeck said. "We can not exclude that there are more cases in livestock farming."
set up restricted areas and monitoring areas Previously was already known that the avian flu has spread to the Rendsburg-Eckernförde. There is a suspicion of bird flu in dead ducks was confirmed. Restricted and observation areas are established to prevent skipping to livestock numbers. So far there are in the district of Plön restricted areas and viewing areas.
In Schleswig-Holstein more than 240 dead wild birds are in Plön since last week been discovered - most had the avian pathogen H5N8. In Segeberg Circle dead wild birds were discovered at two waters also. There, the lab results are pending, said a spokeswoman for the district on Thursday. According to the Ministry are from the Friedrich Löffler Institute (FLI) now before a total of 33 results of animals of the Plöner Lake District. All the sent to the FLI suspect samples tested positive for the H5N8 type.