H5N1 avian flu outbreak confirmed in Germany
A case of the H5N1 strain of avian flu has been identified on a poultry farm in Saxony, Germany. Protection and Surveillance Zones are in place around the infected premises. This is the first outbreak of the H5N1 strain recorded on a poultry farm in Europe in 2008. Further information regarding this outbreak is available on the Europa website (the news item may be viewed by scrolling down on this link).