The presence of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu was confirmed in Croatia
French authorities were today examining the bodies of 11 starlings found dead in the centre of the country. The birds were all found under the same tree in the city of Macon and initial lab tests were expected later today. Slovenia and Hungary were also testing birds found dead for signs of bird flu.
Yesterday, German authorities confirmed that dead wild geese in western Germany had tested positive for the disease.
There is no viable way to stop the spread of this in the wild bird population. We will face this in the US at some point very soon. Are we ready?
Not just ready to fight this flu if it jumps to the human population, but also to protect our industrial and wild birds.