Bird flu in Groningen

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Bird flu was detected at a poultry farm in the province of Groningen. All 10,000 laying hens on the farm in St. Annen were eliminated.It is probably the mild version, but it can mutate into a more dangerous version. The procedure was executed according to European rules, by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority.

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State Secretary Dijksma issued a transportation ban in an area of ​​one kilometer surrounding the holding in St. Annen. The ban applies to poultry, eggs, poultry manure and used litter. There are no other poultry farms within the area.