H5N1 confirmed in dead swan in Moravia

28-06-2007

Tests have confirmed that a dead swan found in Moravia had the dangerous H5N1 strain of bird flu. The news came hours after around 28,000 chickens with the same strain of bird flu had to be culled at a farm in east Bohemia. Poultry breeders in the area have been asked to count their stock and are strictly prohibited from taking the animals outside a protective zone.