Third Dutch chicken farm infected with bird flu: Government

A third Dutch farm has been hit by an outbreak of bird flu, the government said on Friday, taking the infection to another province in the Netherlands, a leading exporter of eggs and poultry meat.

Reuters| Updated: Nov 21, 2014, 16:07 PM IST

Amsterdam: A third Dutch farm has been hit by an outbreak of bird flu, the government said on Friday, taking the infection to another province in the Netherlands, a leading exporter of eggs and poultry meat.

The Economics Ministry said in a letter to parliament the latest infection was discovered on a chicken farm in the northern town of Kamperveen, more than 100 km (60 miles) from two farms where infections were reported in the past week.

It said all 10,000 birds would be destroyed.