Dutch to cull 48,000 chickens after new outbreak of bird flu in north

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Dutch health officials on Tuesday ordered the culling of 48,000 chickens after an outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu was discovered on a farm in the northern province of Groningen. 

The measures are the latest taken in the Netherlands, a leading exporter of poultry and eggs, after the H5N8 disease was first found in wild fowl.

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