Denmark culls 25,000 chickens after H5N8 bird flu cases on farm

Denmark has ordered 25,000 chickens to be culled after finding H5N8 bird flu on a farm.
calendar icon 17 November 2020
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Reuters reports that the biosecurity orders have effectively halted the country’s poultry and egg exports to countries outside the European Union for at least three months.

The cull comes after cases of bird flu have been found in wild birds in the west of the country in recent days, while a series of outbreaks have been registered across Europe in the past weeks.

Earlier on Monday 16 November, Germany ordered 16,100 turkeys slaughtered after finding the same type of bird flu on a farm in northern Germany.

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said in a statement no cases of human contagion had been registered across Europe and Monday's find had been reported to the EU authorities.

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