Bird flu found at German farm; ducks slaughtered

Rev 6:7,8  NCV  When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!"8 I looked, and there before me was a pale horse. Its rider was named death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill people by war, by starvation, by disease, and by the wild animals of the earth.

About 14,000 ducks at a German  farm are being slaughtered following a bird flu outbreak.

A federal laboratory confirmed Friday the  H5N1 virus was detected at the farm near Seelow, east of Berlin — the first such  finding in Germany in more than three years.

On Saturday, officials started slaughtering  the farm’s ducks. Local council spokesman Tobias  Seyfarth told news agency dpa that all poultry within a one-kilometer  (half-mile) radius of the facility will be kept under observation for the next  21 days, with owners told to keep their birds where they are and report  any symptoms.

The H5N1 virus normally spreads between sick  poultry, but it can sometimes spread from poultry to humans. Bird flu has killed  367 people worldwide since surfacing in 2003, the World Health  Organization says.

Source:  SFGate – Bird flu found at German farm; ducks slaughtered

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