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Britain confirms bird flu case in Lancashire, to cull infected poultry stat : Reuters

As it stated in The H5N8 bird flu strain has been found in a flock of about 10,000 pheasants at a farm in Lancashire, northwest England, British authorities said on Tuesday.
A case of the contagious H5N8 bird flu strain was found in southwest Wales earlier in January while the eastern English county of Lincolnshire and the Irish Republic each reported a case in December.
Different strains of bird flu have been spreading across Europe and Asia since late last year, leading to the large-scale slaughter of poultry in certain countries and some human deaths in China.
Some of the birds have already died and the remainder will be culled, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs said in a statement.
(Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Gareth Jones)

Britain confirms bird flu case in Lancashire, to cull infected poultry

As it stated in Watch video 01:42 Share Bird flu plagues Asia Send Facebook Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink http://dw.com/p/2Ueoc Bird flu plagues AsiaGerman outbreaks are at a much lower level than in neigboring France, where a mass culling of around 800,000 ducks was undertaken after bird flu hit the southwest of the country.
“This discovery shows how dynamic the bird flu is,” state Agriculture Minister Robert Habeck said.
Different bird flu strains have also spread in Asia in recent weeks leading to the slaughter of millions of birds in South Korea and Japan, and some human infections in China.
The contagious H5N5 strain had been found previously in wild birds in the Netherlands, Italy, Montenegro, Italy, Croatia and Israel.
The Friedrich Loeffler Institute – which made the discovery – said the strain had also been found in wild birds in Germany this week, adding that it would not be changing its bird flu risk assessment.

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Outbreak of H5N1 bird flu at poultry farm in Dhaka

Bangladesh reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus at a poultry farm in Dhaka, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the Bangladeshi agriculture ministry.
More than 700 Sonali breed birds die after highly contagious H5N1 virus is discovered at Dhaka farm.
The farm was located in Dhamrai, a division of the capital city of Dhaka, the report said.
Of 3,000 Sonali type poultry at risk from the outbreak, 732 died from the virus and the rest were slaughtered, according to the report posted by the Paris-based OIE.
Different strains of bird flu have been spreading across Europe and Asia since late last year, leading to mass culling of poultry in certain countries and some human deaths in China.

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