Bird Flu outbreak prompts culling of 6,700 ducks and geese in east Germany.

In response to a confirmed outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu on a farm in Schonberg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, about 6,700 ducks and geese are slated for culling, as announced by authorities in east Germany. Several other cases of bird flu have been reported in Germany in recent weeks, contributing to concerns about the spread of the disease. Bird flu outbreaks typically occur in Europe during the autumn and winter months, often transmitted by wild birds. The virus has been detected on farms in various countries, including France, the Netherlands, and Belgium, prompting heightened precautions and containment measures.