10.H5N8 confirmed in White Storks at Rostock Zoo
. Germany, January 2015
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Consumer Protection, the zoo is closed at least until Monday. Culling of the affected animals is going on – so far 5 geese, 12 storks and 25 mallards. Other animals, among them sea eagles, are tested for the virus at the moment.
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Consumer Protection Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, press release 9 January 2015http://www.regierung-mv.de/cms2/Regieru ... ?pid=90259
Update: The infection caused the death of three storks, a fourth one showed symptoms. All birds in the vivarium have been culled as a precautionary measure against the spread of avian influenza. Source: Das ist Rostock.de, 10 January 2015 http://www.das-ist-rostock.de/artikel/5 ... st-im-zoo/
On Saturday H5N8 was confirmed in a scarlet ibis. 18 ibises and herons have been culled since then. The zoo will remain closed until further notice. Source: Rostock Zoo/Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Consumer Protection, 10 January 2015 http://www.zoo-rostock.de/documents/Pre ... ostock.pdf