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Netherlands reports first bird flu outbreak in months

Reuters EUROPE
Published November 12,2023
(REUTERS File Photo)

The Netherlands will cull about 65,000 chickens on a farm in the centre of the country after detection of a highly infectious strain of bird flu, the government said.

The outbreak is the first in the Netherlands since late July. Last year more than 6 million birds in the country had to be culled after dozens of outbreaks of a new variant of the disease.