May 5, 2017

Avian flu restrictions eased for European poultry farmers

While a ban on commercial duck and goose production in parts of France is in place to break the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Europe, previously imposed control measures are being relaxed in the United Kingdom and Romania.
The danger of avian flu has not passed throughout all of Europe, however. New outbreaks have been reported in the last week in poultry flocks in Hungary, Russia and Sweden, and another wild bird has tested positive for the virus in Finland.
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