Holland culls 29,000 more chickens to contain bird flu

AMSTERDAM—The Dutch government announced on Monday that it would cull another 29,000 chickens from farms in the north of the country after a highly contagious strain of bird flu was detected.

The farm is located in the town of Kodum, 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Groningen. A transport ban has been imposed on seven other nearby farms, according to a government statement.

It was the third case of bird flu reported in the country in recent days and the sixth this month, after dozens of cases were reported earlier this year.

About six million birds have been culled in the Netherlands since the new variant of the disease was first detected on October 26 last year, Dutch food safety officials said last month.

France is also experiencing a resurgence of cases after its worst bird flu outbreak earlier this year.