Chook flu present in swans, two poultry farms in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Chook flu has been present in swans and at two small poultry farms within the southeast of the Czech Republic, Agriculture Minister Marian Jurecka mentioned on Wednesday. 

State Veterinary Administration chief Zbynek Semerad mentioned that the extremely contagious H5 sort has been confirmed and additional checks had been carried out to find out whether or not the N8 sub-type is current, which is “assumed”.

A 3- and a 10-kilometre zones have been put in place round the contaminated premises in Ivancice and Moravsky Krumlov, Semerad mentioned.

“There are farms (within the 10-km zone) with round 150,000 poultry… these will likely be checked frequently,” he mentioned, including contaminated birds and poultry will likely be culled.

It’s Czech Republic’s first case of fowl flu in roughly 10 yr, Jurecka mentioned.

The H5N8 pressure has been detected lately in neighbouring Germany and Slovakia and in different European international locations.

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