A new Dutch H5N1 bird flu outbreak kills 190,000 chickens

On August 23, 2005, free range chickens are bred indoors at a free range poultry farm in Ruurlo, the Netherlands. (Michael Kooren / Reuters)

Amsterdam — Dutch health officials said about 190,000 chickens were killed on two adjacent farms in the eastern Netherlands on Tuesday night after a highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus was detected on one of the farms. Stated.

This is the second outbreak of bird flu reported in the Netherlands this week, after a similar discovery in northern the Netherlands, where about 225,000 chickens were killed.

Bird flu, commonly referred to as bird flu, is often carried by wild birds in the fall and winter.

It has spread rapidly in Europe in recent months, alerting the industry after previous outbreaks have led to the killing of tens of millions of birds.

Baltic Meyer