The population in the municipality of Bretzfeld in the Hohenlohe district was killed on Friday, informed the district administration on Monday. First, the " had;Heilbronner Stimme" reported.
Since the poultry has been kept in keeping in the vicinity of a watercourse, is currently thought to be contact with wild water birds as a probable infectious cause, it was more. It will now set up a restricted area with a minimum Radius of three kilometres, and an observation area of tens of kilometers. Poultry farmers in this area need to take precautions and their animals in the barn keep.
Transitions of H5N8 to humans are not yet known
In January, the avian flu pathogen H5N8 in a greater white-fronted goose in the vicinity of forestry had been established near the Polish border. The highly contagious Virus was introduced most likely through migratory birds. Since the beginning of the year there was a sudden nationwide outbreak of highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAIV) of subtype H5N8 in poultry farms in Eastern Europe, informed the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI). Transitions of H5N8 to humans are not yet known.