Dutch authorities slaughtered around 190,000 chickens after bird flu found
Health workers killed 100,000 hens on a farm in Hekendorp, not far from Gouda, in the west of the Netherlands, and 90,000 chickens on a farm in Witmarsum, in the northern Friesland region.
In both cases, authorities suspected "a highly contagious strain of the H5 variant”.
No other poultry farm is located within a one-kilometre radius of the farms, which have now been sanitised "to prevent the spread of the disease," the ministry said. ■