Mercoledì, 17 Ottobre 2018

Healthy turkeys culled in bird flu probe


Cesena, August 28 - As many as 65,000 turkeys
thought to be healthy were killed Wednesday to avoid an outbreak
of avian flu.
The preventative culling was carried out on a turkey farm
in the area of Portoverrara di Portomaggiore in Ferrara province
of central Italy, and was ordered to prevent the virus from
possibly taking hold there.
The mayor issued the order after an outbreak at a different
farm a few days ago in the same area.
Health officials said Monday that some 220,000 egg-laying
hens on farms near the Veneto city of Rovigo were suspected of
being at high risk for bird flu and would be slaughtered.
That operation followed a new outbreak of bird flu detected
at a farm not far from the town of Ostellato last Friday.
The outbreaks have not posed any human risk, health
authorities have said.

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