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Dutch cull 190,000 chickens after bird flu outbreaks

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Dutch cull 190,000 chickens after bird flu outbreaks

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) — Dutch authorities have culled some 190,000 chickens after a highly-contagious strain of bird flu broke out at at least two poultry farms, the agriculture ministry said Sunday. Health workers slaughtered around 100,000 hens at a poultry farm at Hekendorp outside Gouda while 90,000 chicks were culled at Witmarsum, in northern Friesland. In both cases “a highly-contagious strain of the H5 variant” was suspected, the ministry said in a statement. There […]