22 new cases of bird flu on northern German island

22 new cases of bird flu on northern German island
22 new cases of bird flu on northern German island

Tests have confirmed another 22 cases of bird flu on the northern German island of Ruegen , a lab reported Tuesday. The report from the Friedrich-Loeffler institute brings the total number of cases of the deadly H5N1 virus found in wild birds in Germany to 103, primarily on Ruegen. A cull of poultry has been ordered in the area, and troops have been deployed to help clear away dead birds.

So far, no domestic birds or humans have been diagnosed with the virus in Germany . Bird flu was first confirmed on the island last week, and infected wild birds have also now been found on the mainland. The troops sent to Ruegen were also helping disinfect vehicles, equipment and people leaving the affected area. Army veterinarians were also have been helping local authorities, reports the AP.

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