Dutch discover bird flu in wild ducks, cull continues

December 1, 2014 7:55 PM

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch animal health authorities found bird flu in two samples taken from wild ducks, a government statement said, but it was unclear if that was the source of an outbreak at four chicken farms in the Netherlands.

Duck droppings from the central Dutch province tested positive for the highly contagious H5 strain of the disease, the deputy economic affairs minister wrote in a letter to parliament.

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