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H5N1 virus found in dead geese in Hungary

Source: | 01-25-2007 09:36

The EU Commission has said the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of bird flu has been found in dead geese in Hungary.

It is the first outbreak of bird flu in the EU this year. Tests were carried out after an abnormally high mortality rate was reported in a flock of over three-thousand geese. All of the remaining flock were killed.

A protection zone of three kilometers and a surveillance zone of 10 kilometers was in place. The European Commission said there was no immediate threat to Hungarian poultry or exports.


Editor:Du Xiaodan