Bird flu reported in 10 EU countries: What steps are being taken to stop spread?
New Delhi : Apart from India, the bird flu has also been reported in around 10 European Union nations within last one week. The EU countries which are badly affected the avian influenza include Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Croatia, and Ukraine.
According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), drastic steps are being taken to stop further spread of this virus.
Apart from EU, the bird flu cases have also been reported in South Korea and Japan, where this has been the worst bird flu outbreak on record which has reached over 20 per cent of its 47 prefectures.
France: In an effort to control avian influenza, France has plans to kill around 6,00,000 poultry birds. So far, France has slaughtered around 200,000 poultry and plans to cull a further 400,000 birds.
Germany: Nearly 62000 turkeys and ducks have been planned to be killed in the nation. Type H5N8 bird flu was confirmed in two farms in the Cloppenburg region in the northern state of Lower Saxony. A series of outbreaks of bird flu have been reported in Europe in past weeks.