Outbreak of bird flu discovered in Catalonia

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A CONTAGIOUS outbreak of bird flu which has caused problems throughout Europe has found its way to Spain and will result in the culling of thousands of ducks and possibly other poultry.

Evidence of the deadly H5N8 virus was identified on a farm neat Girona in Catalonia and ducks there will have to be slaughtered in order to try to check the spread of the virus and a further nine farms in the immediate area are currently being watched for signs of the flu.

Whilst it is devastating news for the farmers, the only piece of positive news is that the virus is not transmittable to humans.

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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

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