Third Dutch chicken farm hit by bird flu

November 21, 2014 11:26 AM

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Third Dutch chicken farm hit by bird flu

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch bird flu outbreak has spread to a third farm, the government said on Friday, prompting inspections at dozens of other farms in the Netherlands, a leading exporter of eggs and poultry.

The latest infection was discovered on a chicken farm in the northern town of Kamperveen, more than 100 km (60 miles) from two farms where infections have been reported in the past week, the Economics Ministry said in a letter to parliament.

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