Netherlands Reports Bird-Flu Outbreak, Transport Stop on Chicken

November 16, 2014 4:33 PM

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A strain of bird flu that’s deadly for chickens and highly contagious for other fowl has been found at a farm in the Netherlands, leading to a nationwide 72-hour transport prohibition on eggs and related products.

The outbreak was discovered at a farm in Hekendorp, about 35 kilometers south of Amsterdam, with 150,000 egg-laying hens in six poultry houses and no outdoor access, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs said in a statement today. The highly pathogenic variant of bird flu is contagious and fatal fo...

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