Netherlands Confirms Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu Outbreak

Netherlands Confirms Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu Outbreak

Many birds had been slaughtered to regulate any outbreak of pathogenic H5N6 chicken flu

PARIS:  The Netherlands confirmed an outbreak of extremely pathogenic H5N6 chicken flu at a farm within the northern a part of the nation, the World Organisation for Animal Well being (OIE) mentioned on Wednesday, citing a report from the Dutch ministry of Financial Affairs.
The virus was discovered on Feb. 24 at a farm of 37,866 birds in Olderkerk, in Groningen province, killing 230 of them, the report, posted on the web site of the Paris-based OIE, mentioned.