Avian flu strain discovered in Netherlands

(AGI) The Hague, Nov 16 - A strain of avian flu, H5N8, wasdiscovered at a chicken farm in Hekendorp, 25km from Amsterdam.The Dutch Ministry of Health made the announcement on Sundayand said the farm's 150,000 chickens will be culledimmediately. Dutch authorities immediately blocked thetransportation of poultry, eggs, and chicken feed throughoutthe country for 72 hours. The measure will remain in place fora month within a 10km radius of the farm, and tests will becarried out at 16 other chicken farms in the area. . .

(AGI) The Hague, Nov 16 - A strain of avian flu, H5N8, wasdiscovered at a chicken farm in Hekendorp, 25km from Amsterdam.The Dutch Ministry of Health made the announcement on Sundayand said the farm's 150,000 chickens will be culledimmediately. Dutch authorities immediately blocked thetransportation of poultry, eggs, and chicken feed throughoutthe country for 72 hours. The measure will remain in place fora month within a 10km radius of the farm, and tests will becarried out at 16 other chicken farms in the area. . .