Government confirms bird flu at Nir Oz and Amioz

The Agriculture Ministry confirmed early Monday afternoon that the H5N1 strain of bird flu was responsible for the deaths of poultry at Kibbutz Nir Oz and the community of Amioz in the western Negev. The two communities have been ordered to cull thousands of birds, as has the poultry processing plant Of Kor in Shear Hanegev, which recently received shipments of poultry from Amioz.