Denmark culls 25000 chickens after finding bird flu on farm – Successful Farming

Last Updated on November 16, 2020 by

COPENHAGEN, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Denmark has ordered 25,000
chickens to be culled after finding H5N8 bird flu on a farm,
authorities said on Monday, effectively halting the country’s
poultry and egg exports to countries outside the European Union
for at least three months.

The cull comes after cases of bird flu have been found in
wild birds in the west of the country in recent days, while a
series of outbreaks have been registered across Europe in the
past weeks.

Earlier on Monday, Germany ordered 16,100 turkeys
slaughtered after finding the same type of bird flu on a farm in
northern Germany.

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said in a
statement no cases of human contagion had been registered across
Europe and Monday’s find had been reported to the EU
authorities.

(Reporting by Nikolaj Skydsgaard; editing by David Evans)

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