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Netherlands: Bird flu in Groningen, 36,000 birds destroyed

Staff Writer |
Bird flu has been identified on a farm in Oldekerk in Groningen and all 36,000 birds have been destroyed.

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The flu, a variant of H5, was confirmed on Sunday. Two other farms within a three kilometre radius of the affected company are now being tested for the deadly virus and farm minister Carola Schouten has imposed a ban on moving birds, eggs and manure within a kilometre radius.

Poultry farmers currently have to keep their birds indoors following the discovery of bird flu on a farms Flevoland in early December.

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