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on April 20, 2011

Dutch agriculture ministry discovers bird flu on farm

127,500 hens to be culled

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation announced that avian influenza has been discovered on a poultry farm in Schore, Netherlands. Approximately 127,500 hens are planned to be culled.

It’s potentially the H7 variant, which can mutate into a dangerous, hen-killing variant, and is caused by wild birds’ stools, according to the ministry.

During the evacuation, which started March 25 at 8 a.m., there’s a prohibition of transportation in a zone of 1 kilometer around the farm of poultry, eggs, poultry stools and animal feed.

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