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Germany Reports First Case of Bird Flu Strain in Europe

Thousands of turkeys were set to be culled in parts of the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, an official said on Thursday, after a highly pathogenic bird flu strain was detected in Germany. Citing data submitted by the German ministry of agriculture, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said turkeys were found infected with the H5N8 serotype of the disease on November 4 on a farm in Heinrichswalde. It is the first time that the H5N8 strain, which hit Asia severely,...

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