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In the Netherlands, more than 120 thousand chickens will be destroyed due to bird flu

This may be a highly pathogenic type of the disease, the government stressed.





In the south of the , an outbreak of has been detected in the city of Sint-Udenrode. It was discovered at a poultry farm in the Dutch city of Sint-Udenrode. This was reported on the website of the country’s government on Saturday, February 20.

It is indicated that it can be “a dangerous (highly pathogenic) type of disease”. Within a radius of 1 km, there are two more poultry farms. To prevent the spread of the virus, all poultry on these farms, which is about 122 thousand chickens, will be destroyed.

For seven poultry farms that are located within a radius of another 3 km, regular testing for the presence of avian flu will be carried out. There are 26 other farms within a 10 km radius. For them, from Saturday, there is a ban on the transportation of both the birds themselves, as well as eggs, manure, and litter.

Earlier on Saturday, it became known that in , for the first time in the world, a case of human infection with a new type of avian flu was detected. A new pathogen of avian influenza A (H5N8) can be transmitted from birds to humans — it has overcome the interspecific barrier.


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