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Dutch to destroy 8,000 ducks to prevent bird flu outbreak

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch health authorities on Saturday were destroying 8,000 ducks to prevent the possible spread of bird flu, which has infected three farms in a week in the Netherlands, a leading poultry and egg exporter. A government statement said ducks were being culled in the central town of Barneveld as a precaution because authorities want to eliminate all ...

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Pregnant Egyptian woman dies of H1N1 swine flu: health ministry

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian woman who was six months pregnant has died of H1N1 swine flu, five days after being admitted to hospital, a health ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The 31-year-old woman, who was not named, was admitted on Nov. 18 with flu-like symptoms and was placed in intensive care when she did not respond to treatment, Hossam ...

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Germany reports second case of bird flu: H5N8 found in wild bird

BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities on Saturday confirmed a second case of the H5N8 strain of bird flu in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with the virus found in a wild bird. The strain is highly contagious among birds but has never been detected in humans. "For the first time, the H5N8 virus has been confirmed in a wild bird ...

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NOV 21, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Intensive Dutch animal farms seen vulnerable to disease

By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Agriculture has helped make the Netherlands rich, but experts warn that the density of farms and the increasing number of animals in one of the most intensive agricultural sectors in the world make it vulnerable to diseases. The discovery last Sunday of a highly infectious strain of bird flu at a Dutch farm forced ...

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NOV 21, 2014 - Washington Times

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New bird flu cluster identified in Netherlands

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Dutch authorities Friday said they will slaughter poultry at a cluster of three farms after new cases of bird flu were found in the town of Kamperveen, in the third outbreak in the Netherlands this week. A new infection was detected Friday morning at a ...

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