Netherlands kills 77,000 chickens after bird flu case at farm

Netherlands kills 77,000 chickens after bird flu case at farm
Chickens must remain inside in the Netherlands, October 26, 2021, photo: Robin Utrecht/Abacapress.com via Reuters

The Netherlands killed around 77,000 chickens on a farm in Putten where cases of bird flu were detected, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.

Even though all birds are in lockdown in the Netherlands, the country reported more than 20 cases of the virus this year. So far, more than a million chickens have been killed and their bodies destroyed after avian influenza outbreaks in the Netherlands.

At the beginning of February, Dutch authorities killed 168,000 chickens after discovering the highly-contagious H5N1 strain of avian influenza.

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At the end of January, 216,000 baby chickens were killed at a farm in Grootschermer and one in Willemstad.

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