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Netherlands culls 200,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture has ordered 200,000 chickens to be culled after highly pathogenic bird flu was detected in the east of the country.

5 November 2020, at 8:21am

Reuters reports that the outbreak was detected at a farm in the eastern town of Puiflijk.

The cull, which includes birds at a second farm within a 1km radius, is the second in the country this month after the H5N8 disease was first found in wild fowl. Dutch poultry farmers have been ordered to keep birds inside to prevent transmission.

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