Dutch to cull 25,000 hens to contain avian influenza

A transport ban has been imposed on 83 nearby farms
calendar icon 28 October 2022
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Dutch health authorities have culled around 25,000 hens on a farm in the south of the country after the detection of a highly infectious strain of avian influenza, Reuters reported, citing the government as its source on Thursday.

The farm is in the town of Neerkant, 30 km southeast of Eindhoven. A transport ban has been imposed on 83 additional nearby farms, the government said in a statement.

More than a dozen cases of the form of avian influenza have been reported in the Netherlands in the past month, following dozens of cases earlier in the year.

France has also seen a resurgence in cases after experiencing its worst-ever avian influenza wave earlier this year.

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