Bird Flu Restrictions Relaxed In Sweden

Swedish hens, ducks and geese are to be allowed outside after the government lifted its restrictions intended to stop the spread of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.

The rules though will not be relaxed in 3 small areas around Stockholm in which sick birds have been found, and food and water must still be kept under shelter. It does seem that the threat for now has passed and the National Veterinary Institute has said that most migratory birds have now passed Sweden. The risk of infection was judged to be minimal.

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