Plague Outbreak In Germany! Epidemic Alarm In The Black Forest – Several Cases Of Plague Detected
According to the authorities in the Black Forest, a highly contagious animal disease is currently causing great danger in the area. After avian influenza was detected in 4 dead swans in the Black Forest-Baar district, experts are now sounding the alarm.
Dead swans in Donaueschingen have died of avian influenza
Veterinarians and scientists are now warning of the spread of the dangerous avian influenza, which had been detected in 4 dead swans in Donaueschingen (Schwarzwald-Baar district). The confirmation that the animals had actually died from the plague was reported by the Friedrich Loeffler Institute (FLI) to the Ministry of Agriculture in Stuttgart on Monday. For this reason, there is a risk that other
Wild birds in the southwest could be infected with the virus, explained Minister of Agriculture Peter Hauk (CDU). For this reason, he called on poultry farmers, among other things, to house their animals in shelters. This is to avoid contact with diseased wild birds.
Authorities want to determine further measures
So that the dangerous disease does not spread further, the authorities in the Black Forest-Baar district and in the neighboring Tuttlingen district now want to define further measures to contain the epidemic. The so-called avian influenza is also known as bird flu and is considered a highly contagious infectious disease that spreads incredibly quickly among waterfowl and poultry. According to experts, the disease is harmless to humans. In the last few months, birds that have died and been infected with the virus have been found in Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Bavaria and Schleswig-Holstein. Now cases from Baden-Württemberg are also becoming known.
A highly contagious animal disease continues to threaten the Black Forest – experts are sounding the alarm.
Avian influenza has been detected in four dead swans in Donaueschingen (Schwarzwald-Baar district).
The Friedrich Loeffler Institute (FLI) confirmed the suspicion, the Ministry of Agriculture announced on Monday in Stuttgart.
The risk of further avian influenza outbreaks in wild birds in the south-west is high, explained Agriculture Minister Peter Hauk (CDU). He calls on poultry farmers to house the animals in stables or similar protective facilities.
The responsible authorities in the Black Forest-Baar district and in the neighboring district of Tuttlingen would have to determine further measures after the finds.Avian influenza, also known as avian influenza, is a highly contagious infectious disease that mainly affects waterfowl.
According to experts, the disease is harmless to humans. According to the Friedrich Loeffler Institute, infected birds have been found in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Bavaria since mid-October. /dpa