A new outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird
flu has been detected in northern Poland, the PAP news agency reported
WARSAW, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- A new outbreak of the
deadly H5N1 bird flu has been detected in northern Poland, the PAP news agency
Tests conducted by the State Veterinary Institute
discovered the H5N1 virus in dead chickens in an egg-producing farm in Zuromin
region, where bird flu cases have been reported earlier this month, the PAP
cited a statement from Poland's Chief Veterinary Office as saying.
About 200,000 chickens from four farms will be
slaughtered, the statement said. This is the country's 8th outbreak of bird flu
in the month.
On Dec. 1, the country's first reported case of the
deadly virus in domestic birds was confirmed in a poultry farm in Poland's
central area. After that, several new cases of bird flu were detected in the
Neighboring countries have banned fowl imports from
the infected regions of Poland.
As one of the European Union's leading poultry
producers, Poland exported 230,000 tons of poultry to the European markets last