Two swans found with bird flu H5N8 in Switzerland

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Posted: Aug 15, 2017 10:54 AM

ZURICH (Reuters) - Two new cases of bird flu have been reported in western Switzerland, the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) said in a statement on Tuesday.

Two swans were found dead on Aug 10 at Lake Neuchatel near Yverdon-les-Bains close to the French border. Tests showed they died of bird flu virus H5N8, the FSVO said, adding it was still being determined whether there were other cases.

(Reporting by Silke Koltrowitz; Editing by Greg Mahlich)