Germany orders some poultry kept inside to protect against bird flu

November 24, 2014 2:21 PM

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Germany orders some poultry kept inside to protect against bird flu

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Farm poultry in German regions with a high risk of contact with migrating wild birds must be kept inside farm buildings to protect against the risk of contracting bird flu, German authorities said on Monday.

The decision was taken by federal and state authorities after case of bird flu was found in a wild duck on Saturday, the state government of North Rhine Westfalia said in a statement.

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