Avian flu out­breaks in Northern Europe

Country Smallholding - - January News -

Around 190,000 ducks have been de­stroyed across six Dutch bird farms in re­sponse to an avian flu epi­demic. The ac­tion is the first cull by the Nether­lands au­thor­i­ties as bird flu sweeps through Northern Europe. Out­breaks of avian flu, in­clud­ing the ex­tremely con­ta­gious H1N1 strain, have been re­ported in Swe­den, Fin­land, Den­mark and Ger­many.

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