Holland slaughtered 190 thousand chickens and chickens after outbreak of bird flu

Health workers killed about 100,000 laying hens at a poultry farm in the village of Heckendorp. In addition, over 90

thousand chickens were slaughtered in the village of Vitmarsum.

In both cases, a "highly contagious strain of the H5 variant" was suspected, the ministry said in a statement.

“Both farms have taken measures to prevent further spread of the disease,” the ministry said.

Minister of Agriculture of the Netherlands KarolaSchouten introduced indoor preventive isolation on all commercial poultry farms on Oct.23 after two dead swans were found carrying the highly contagious H5N8 avian influenza.

In rare cases, the disease can affect peoplesymptoms such as high fever, muscle pain, headache, and cough. It can be spread by touching an infected bird or eating meat that is not completely cooked.

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