January 22, 2022

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German scientists said that Europe is experiencing the worst epidemic of bird flu among animals

There are new cases on a daily basis, and according to a German research institute, the disease is spreading not only among wild birds.

Europe is currently experiencing the worst epidemic of avian influenza (H5N1). This comes from data from the German Friedrich Loeffler Institute (FLI). The DPA reported on Thursday.

“We are currently experiencing the worst bird flu epidemic in Germany and Europe,” FLI said.

There are new cases on a daily basis, and according to a German research institute, the disease is spreading not only among wild birds.

“The end (of the epidemic) is looming. Scientists say that “countries from Finland through the Faroe Islands to Ireland and from Russia to Portugal will be affected.” Cases of H5N1 virus have also occurred among workers in Canada, India and East Asia.

According to FLI, 675 cases of infection in wild birds and 534 cases of infection in livestock have been confirmed across Europe. In Germany alone, 394 infections were recorded in wild birds, including ducks, geese, swans and seagulls, from early October to 29 December. The FLI also recorded 46 infections in German poultry farms.

The Czech Republic’s Department of Veterinary Medicine said Czech veterinarians had to spend 80,000 chickens on the farm this week, with more than 100,000 chickens dying from bird flu since last weekend.

The Friedrich Loeffler Institute noted that cases of bird flu have already occurred in other mammals, such as foxes in the Netherlands and Finland, seals in Sweden and Germany, as well as in otters in Finland.

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