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Bird flu found at second Dutch farm

43,000 chickens are being slaughtered after discovery at poultry farm in Ter Aar, 15 miles from location of first case
   
Associated Press in The Hague
The Guardian, Thursday 20 November 2014 15.02 GMT   

A case of bird flu has been confirmed at a chicken farm in the Netherlands, the second infection identified in the country this week.

The latest case was at a farm in the village of Ter Aar, in South Holland province, 15 miles from a farm where thousands of chickens were slaughtered this week following a bird flu infection.

Tests are being conducted to establish the exact strain of bird flu in the Ter Aar case. The earlier case and another this week at a duck farm in England were confirmed as H5N8, which British officials said posed a very low public health risk.

All 43,000 chickens at the farm in Ter Aar are being slaughtered and the government has banned the transport of poultry and eggs nationwide.


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