Dutch authorities have culled some 190,000 chickens after a highly-contagious strain of bird flu broke out at at least two poultry farms, the agriculture ministry said Sunday.Click here to see more...
Health workers slaughtered around 100,000 hens at a poultry farm at Hekendorp outside Gouda while 90,000 chicks were culled at Witmarsum, in northern Friesland.
In both cases "a highly-contagious strain of the H5 variant" was suspected, the ministry said in a statement.
There were no other poultry farms within a one kilometre radius of the outbreaks, it added.
"Both farms were cleared to prevent further spread of the disease," the ministry said.