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Dutch cull 48,000 chickens after new bird flu cases emerge

Dutch health officials ordered the culling of 48,000 chickens after an outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu was discovered on a farm in the northern province of Groningen.
calendar icon 11 November 2020
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Reuters reports that the measures are the latest taken in the Netherlands, a leading exporter of poultry and eggs, after the H5N8 disease was first found in wild fowl.

The latest cull comes shortly after animal health authorities ordered 200,000 chickens to be culled in the eastern town of Puiflijk earlier in November.

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