Last updated: May 23, 2017

Dutch kill 190,000 ducks to contain bird flu outbreak

Workers in protective gear get ready to cull ducks as part of prevention measures against bird flu at a duck farm in Hierden, central Netherlands on November 27, 2016Dutch officials have culled 190,000 ducks on a central Netherlands farm where inspectors have confirmed the presence of a highly infectuous strain of bird flu, officials and local media said Sunday. The outbreak was detected at a farm in Biddinghuizen, about 70 kilometres (43 miles) west of Amsterdam, where about 180,000 ducks were put down together with another 10,000 within a one kilometre radius, the Dutch food and safety watchdog NVWA said. "There are three other poultry farms within a three kilometre radius and they are being monitored," the NVWA added in a statement.



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