November 17, 2020
25,000 chickens to be culled in Denmark after bird flu discovered on farm
Denmark authorities have ordered 25,000 chickens to be culled after H5N8 bird flu was detected on a farm, stopping poultry and egg exports outside the European Union for a minimum of three months, Reuters reported.
The cull follows bird flu cases found among wild birds west of Denmark, as well as several bird flu outbreaks reported across Europe in the past few weeks.
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said the findings have been reported to EU authorities, adding that no human contagion cases have been registered across Europe.
On November 16, Germany ordered 16,100 turkeys to be culled after H5N8 bird flu was detected on a farm in northern Germany.