Bird flu discovery at Dutch chicken farm raises alarm

November 16, 2014 4:33 PM

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Dutch government has banned the transport of poultry and eggs throughout the country after confirming an outbreak of bird flu at a chicken farm.

The Ministry for Economic Affairs said Sunday the outbreak is deadly to poultry and can also be transmitted to humans. Spokesman Jan van Diepen said the exact strain of bird flu has not yet been established.

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