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Bird flu discovered at second Netherlands farm

Bird flu has been found at a second farm in the Netherlands, according to Dutch authorities. 43,000 chickens are to be destroyed, they told Reuters.

It came as 6,000 birds on a farm in east Yorkshire were culled earlier this week.

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UK cull of 6,000 birds with flu strain begins

All 6,000 birds will be culled following the outbreak. Credit: ITV News

The cull of 6,000 birds at a farm in east Yorkshire began this afternoon following an outbreak of bird flu.

A team of experts put the animals into crates before locking them in an airtight container where they were gassed. Their bodies will later be incinerated.

The cull will continue in the morning but it will be a few days before experts will know if it has been successful in stopping the spread of the disease.

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