Biological Hazard – Middle-East – Israel

EDIS Number: BH-20120331-34731-ISR
Date / time: 31/03/2012 18:08:11 [UTC]
Event: Biological Hazard
Area: Middle-East
Country: Israel
State/County: Southern District
Location: [Near to Lachish]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A


Discovery at Moshav Zavdiel is 3rd case in recent weeks. The Agriculture Ministry plans to slaughter 20 000 turkeys from the same coop after avian flu was discovered there. The coop, on Moshav Zavdiel, near Lachish in the lower Judean plain, is the 3rd farming community discovered in Israel in recent weeks with an avian flu outbreak. Officials hope they can stem the spread of the disease by killing the birds. A number of cats were found dead before the last cull, with signs pointing to them having eaten the carcasses of infected turkeys near Shalva, in the south, according to a report by the World Organization for Animal Health.

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