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Dutch Ministry orders poultry indoors

by 5m Editor
5 February 2007, at 8:43am

AMSTERDAM – The Ministry of Agriculture ordered poultry farmers throughout the Netherlands to bring all livestock indoors over the weekend.

This measure was taken in response to an outbreak of bird flu at a turkey farm in Suffolk, England.

The virus H5N1, which is harmful to humans, was found on the farm. Two weeks ago it was found in Hungary as well.

The Suffolk farm is one of the largest poultry farms in Europe. The160,000 turkeys at the farm were culled over the weekend.

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