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200,000 chickens were slaughtered in the Netherlands after a highly contagious flu outbreak

    200,000 chickens were slaughtered in the Netherlands after a highly contagious flu outbreak

    • 2020-11-23 02:32:05
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    200,000 chickens were slaughtered in the Netherlands after a highly contagious flu outbreak

    After the spread of a highly contagious strain of bird flu in two poultry farms in the Netherlands, the authorities announced the slaughter of nearly 200,000 chickens on two farms, the first in the town of Hikendorp, 100,000 chickens were slaughtered by health workers, and the second in the town of Vitmarsom, and 90,000 chickens were slaughtered.
    In a statement by the Dutch Ministry of Health, it was stated that a highly infectious strain of H5 was suspected.
    The ministry said that there are no other farms close to those two farms and explained that the two farms have been sterilized to prevent the spread of the disease, and seasonal bird flu has been monitored in different farms in the Netherlands since October, and migratory birds are the main cause of the spread of the disease, and the Minister of Agriculture decided to isolate each farmer Poultry in the Netherlands as a precaution after discovering the H5N8 virus, I have two pelicans.