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Dutch kill 190,000 ducks to contain bird flu outbreak

Dutch kill 190,000 ducks to contain bird flu outbreak

Dutch officials have culled 190,000 ducks on a central Netherlands farm where inspectors have confirmed the presence of a highly infectuous strain of bird flu, officials and local media said Sunday. The outbreak was detected at a farm in Biddinghuizen, about 70 kilometres (43 miles) west of Amsterdam, where about 180,000 ducks were put down […]

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Study finds proof of new bird flu jumped directly from chickens

Study finds proof of new bird flu jumped directly from chickens

April 26, LONDON (AP) — Chinese scientists compared swabs from birds at markets in eastern China to virus samples from four patients who caught the new H7N9 virus. The scientists found the virus from one patient was nearly identical to one found in a chicken. The research was published online Thursday in the journal Lancet. […]

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