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Bird Flu Virus Spreading Rapidly Across Northern Europe

German medical experts have warned that a strain of the bird flu virus is spreading rapidly across northern Europe, most likely being carried by wild birds that do not show any symptoms. Thomas Mettenleiter, president of Germany's animal-health-monitoring Friedrich Loeffler Institute, issued the warning on November 23. Mettenleiter said the H5N8 virus is now jumping from wild birds to domestic fowl on northern European farms. He said the virus has been detected in 10 German...

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