Bird flu in German farm is pathogenic type – ministry

An outbreak of bird flu in a southern German poultry farm has been identified as the "highly pathogenic" Strain of the H5N1 virus, a spokeswoman for Bavaria's environment ministry said on Saturday.


All 160,000 birds in the farm in Wachenroth in the Erlangen-Hoechstadt area of Bavaria would be culled, the ministry spokeswoman said. The farm has been sealed off. (Reuters)