August 16, 2022
More than 100,000 chickens to be culled following bird flu case in north Germany
About 110,000 chickens are to be slaughtered after an outbreak of H5N8 bird flu on a farm in north Germany, authorities said on August 11.
The disease was confirmed on an egg-producing farm in Langwege in the Vechta district in the northern state of Lower Saxony, the Vechta district council said.
Vechta is a major region for poultry production. A three kilometre lockdown area has been imposed around the farm, coupled with an observation area with a ten kilometre radius, the council said. These areas contain 352 farms.