Outbreaks

Cull ordered after bird flu virus found on Austrian poultry farm

Aug. 14, 2015: Chickens are seen in a contaminate farm while workers from the Animal Protection Ministry prepare to cull them to contain an outbreak of bird flu, at a farm in the village of Modeste, Ivory Coast.

Aug. 14, 2015: Chickens are seen in a contaminate farm while workers from the Animal Protection Ministry prepare to cull them to contain an outbreak of bird flu, at a farm in the village of Modeste, Ivory Coast.  (Reuters)

A turkey on an Austrian poultry farm in the western province of Vorarlberg has tested positive for the H5N8 bird flu virus and all birds on the farm will be culled, the health ministry said on Friday.

More on this...

Austria and Switzerland on Thursday took precautionary steps to prevent the spread of bird flu to domestic poultry after discovering cases of the disease in wild ducks around Lake Constance in the latest in a series of cases across Europe.