Dutch to cull nearly 102,000 chickens to contain avian influenza

The Netherlands reported 15 cases this past month
calendar icon 4 October 2022
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The Netherlands is to cull around 102,000 chickens on a farm in the northern city of Kiel-Windeweer after the detection of a highly infectious strain of avian influenza, Reuters reported, citing the government on Tuesday.

Fifteen cases of the highly lethal form of avian flu 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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