By Teddy Cambosa
Local authorities in the municipality of Vibord in Denmark have decided to cull nearly 9,000 poultry after a farm in the Lovel village found that it is dealing with a strain of bird flu.
According to a statement from the nation’s Food and Control Administration, the strain was found to be H5N8 type of the avian influenza virus after findings released by Statens Serum Institut.
With this outbreak, the administration is recommending that no exports of poultry products be made, as Japan, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore have stopped importing Danish poultry after it has dealt with two bird flu outbreaks last year.
A three kilometer radius restriction area will be imposed around the infected farm area, as researchers and the Food and Control Administration are monitoring closely the area for possible second wave of the outbreak.
Teddy Cambosa is a graduating BS Biology student and a former campus journalist at Batangas State University. He is also currently writing for MARKETECH APAC, a small APAC-focused marketing news site.
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