Thirty geese killed after bird flu outbreak at small farm in Czech Republic

Around twenty geese walking
Geese at a farm, photo: Probuxtor via Canva

The Czech Republic recorded a bird flu outbreak at a small farm in the country’s central region. Five geese were found dead from the disease.

The other animals, around thirty geese, were killed, the State Veterinary Administration said on Tuesday.

The birds around the farms will be monitored, the administration said. It is the first bird flu case in the country since May.

Avian influenza, or bird flu, usually only affects birds, but there have been some cases of the virus jumping to humans. In July, an 11-year-old boy died in India from the H5N1 strain of bird flu.

This year, countries in Europe, Asia and Africa have had bird flu outbreaks. Animal rights activists have long asked to reconsider the bird farming industry to prevent emerging diseases.

So far, the only solution governments have when bird flu is detected, is killing all animals.


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