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Bird Flu Outbreaks in Europe - 19 Nov 2014
Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Monday days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans.
Health officials said the outbreak may have been brought to Europe by wild birds migrating from Asia where millions of South Korean farm birds have had to be destroyed.

"A species of wild swans might be carrying the virus without showing signs of disease," said the European Commission after adopting emergency measures to contain the outbreak that mirrored those already taken by Britain and the Netherlands.
A spokeswoman at Britain's Department for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs said the public health risk was very low and there was no risk to the food chain.

Bird flu was also found on farms in Germany earlier this month. Authorities have yet to determine conclusively whether there is a link between the German, Dutch and British outbreaks, or whether they are related to outbreaks in Asia, but suspect that all are linked.
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RTR4ELEL
November 18, 2014
Department For Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) officials move crates of ducks during a cull...
NAFFERTON, United Kingdom
DEFRA officials move crates of ducks during a cull at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England
Department For Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) officials move crates of ducks during a cull at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 18, 2014. Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Monday days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans. Health officials said the outbreak may have been brought to Europe by wild birds migrating from Asia where millions of South Korean farm birds have had to be destroyed. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS DISASTER ENVIRONMENT HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HEALTH-BIRDFLU/
RTR4ELU0
November 18, 2014
An official sprays ducks during a cull at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 18, 2014....
NAFFERTON, United Kingdom
An official sprays ducks during a cull at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England
An official sprays ducks during a cull at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 18, 2014. Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Monday days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans. Health officials said the outbreak may have been brought to Europe by wild birds migrating from Asia where millions of South Korean farm birds have had to be destroyed. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS DISASTER ENVIRONMENT HEALTH)
HEALTH-BIRDFLU/
RTR4ELUN
November 18, 2014
An official inspects a crate of ducks during a cull at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November...
NAFFERTON, United Kingdom
An official inspects a crate of ducks during a cull at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England
An official inspects a crate of ducks during a cull at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 18, 2014. Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Monday days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans. Health officials said the outbreak may have been brought to Europe by wild birds migrating from Asia where millions of South Korean farm birds have had to be destroyed. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS DISASTER ENVIRONMENT HEALTH)
HEALTH-BIRDFLU/
RTR4EL8S
November 18, 2014
Department For Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) officials move crates of ducks during a cull...
NAFFERTON, United Kingdom
DEFRA officials move crates of ducks during a cull at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England
Department For Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) officials move crates of ducks during a cull at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 18, 2014. Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Monday days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans. Health officials said the outbreak may have been brought to Europe by wild birds migrating from Asia where millions of South Korean farm birds have had to be destroyed. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS DISASTER ENVIRONMENT HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HEALTH-BIRDFLU/BRITAIN
RTR4EFXJ
November 17, 2014
Experts wearing protective suits are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17,...
NAFFERTON, United Kingdom
Experts wearing protective suits are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England
Experts wearing protective suits are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17, 2014. The European Commission on Monday praised the action taken by Britain and the Netherlands to contain their respective cases of bird flu, saying all protocols had been followed. In the British case, the virus was discovered at a duck farm in North Yorkshire. REUTERS/Phil Noble (REUTERS - Tags: ANIMALS DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
HEALTH-BIRDFLU/BRITAIN
RTR4EF4K
November 17, 2014
Experts wearing protective suits are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17,...
NAFFERTON, United Kingdom
Experts wearing protective suits are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England
Experts wearing protective suits are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17, 2014. Bird flu found on a duck farm in northern England might be linked to a highly contagious strain of the disease found this weekend at a poultry farm in the central Netherlands, as well as a case early this month in Germany. In the British case, the virus was discovered at a duck farm in North Yorkshire. REUTERS/Phil Noble (REUTERS - Tags: ANIMALS DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HEALTH-BIRDFLU/BRITAIN
RTR4EFYJ
November 17, 2014
Police tape and warning signs are seen outside a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17,...
NAFFERTON, United Kingdom
Police tape and warning signs are seen outside a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England
Police tape and warning signs are seen outside a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17, 2014. The European Commission on Monday praised the action taken by Britain and the Netherlands to contain their respective cases of bird flu, saying all protocols had been followed. In the British case, the virus was discovered at a duck farm in North Yorkshire. REUTERS/Phil Noble (REUTERS - Tags: ANIMALS DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
HEALTH-BIRDFLU/BRITAIN
RTR4EG1L
November 17, 2014
A lorry carrying gas cylinders arrives at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17, 2014....
NAFFERTON, United Kingdom
A lorry carrying gas cylinders arrives at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England
A lorry carrying gas cylinders arrives at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17, 2014. The European Commission on Monday praised the action taken by Britain and the Netherlands to contain their respective cases of bird flu, saying all protocols had been followed. In the British case, the virus was discovered at a duck farm in North Yorkshire. REUTERS/Phil Noble (REUTERS - Tags: ANIMALS DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
HEALTH-BIRDFLU/BRITAIN
RTR4EFQ0
November 17, 2014
Experts wearing protective suits are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17,...
NAFFERTON, United Kingdom
Experts wearing protective suits are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England
Experts wearing protective suits are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17, 2014. The European Commission on Monday praised the action taken by Britain and the Netherlands to contain their respective cases of bird flu, saying all protocols had been followed. In the British case, the virus was discovered at a duck farm in North Yorkshire. REUTERS/Phil Noble (REUTERS - Tags: ANIMALS DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HEALTH-BIRDFLU/BRITAIN
RTR4EFS7
November 17, 2014
Experts wearing protective suits are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17,...
NAFFERTON, United Kingdom
Experts wearing protective suits are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England
Experts wearing protective suits are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17, 2014. The European Commission on Monday praised the action taken by Britain and the Netherlands to contain their respective cases of bird flu, saying all protocols had been followed. In the British case, the virus was discovered at a duck farm in North Yorkshire. REUTERS/Phil Noble (REUTERS - Tags: ANIMALS DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
HEALTH-BIRDFLU/BRITAIN
RTR4EF9D
November 17, 2014
Ducks in cages are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17, 2014. The European...
NAFFERTON, United Kingdom
Ducks in cages are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton
Ducks in cages are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17, 2014. The European Commission on Monday praised the action taken by Britain and the Netherlands to contain their respective cases of bird flu, saying all protocols had been followed. In the British case, the virus was discovered at a duck farm in North Yorkshire. REUTERS/Phil Noble (REUTERS - Tags: ANIMALS DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
HEALTH-BIRDFLU/BRITAIN
RTR4EF46
November 17, 2014
A duck is seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17, 2014. Bird flu found on a duck...
NAFFERTON, United Kingdom
A duck is seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England
A duck is seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17, 2014. Bird flu found on a duck farm in northern England might be linked to a highly contagious strain of the disease found this weekend at a poultry farm in the central Netherlands, as well as a case early this month in Germany. In the British case, the virus was discovered at a duck farm in North Yorkshire. REUTERS/Phil Noble (REUTERS - Tags: ANIMALS DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HEALTH-BIRDFLU/BRITAIN
RTR4EFPH
November 17, 2014
Experts wearing protective suits are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17,...
NAFFERTON, United Kingdom
Experts wearing protective suits are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England
Experts wearing protective suits are seen at a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17, 2014. The European Commission on Monday praised the action taken by Britain and the Netherlands to contain their respective cases of bird flu, saying all protocols had been followed. In the British case, the virus was discovered at a duck farm in North Yorkshire. REUTERS/Phil Noble (REUTERS - Tags: ANIMALS DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
HEALTH-BIRDFLU/BRITAIN
RTR4EFB1
November 17, 2014
A police officer is seen outside a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17, 2014. The European...
NAFFERTON, United Kingdom
A police officer is seen outside a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England
A police officer is seen outside a duck farm in Nafferton, northern England November 17, 2014. The European Commission on Monday praised the action taken by Britain and the Netherlands to contain their respective cases of bird flu, saying all protocols had been followed. In the British case, the virus was discovered at a duck farm in North Yorkshire. REUTERS/Phil Noble (REUTERS - Tags: ANIMALS DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
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