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Bird flu: Netherlands culls 190000 ducks

Chicken during a ornithology plantation in Bergentheim, a Netherlands, 10 Nov 2016.Image copyright

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Poultry farmers have been suggested to take measures to forestall a illness spreading

About 190,000 ducks have been culled in a Netherlands as a authorities try to forestall a widespread of bird influenza opposite northern European countries.

The massacre concerned 6 farms, following a find of a pathogen in a encampment of Biddinghuizen, some 70km (43 miles) easterly of Amsterdam.

Outbreaks of a rarely foul H5N8 aria have been reported in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Finland.

The Dutch authorities have not pronounced that aria is involved.

Officials pronounced they were checking for bird influenza during farms within 3 kilometres of a strange site and imposed a anathema on transporting ornithology products within a 10km (six mile) radius.

What is bird flu?

Avian influenza – bird influenza – is an spreading illness of ornithology and furious birds.

The H5N8 aria initial seemed in South Korea in early 2014.

The pathogen after widespread to Japan, North America and Europe, causing outbreaks during ornithology farms between autumn 2014 and open 2015.

How is it spread?

Last month, scientists pronounced that monitoring birds on their prolonged stretch migrations could yield early warning of bird influenza outbreaks.

Researchers pronounced bird influenza was carried by migrating birds from Asia to Europe and North America around a Arctic.

Contact with putrescent furious birds or materials infested with their droppings was a many expected track of transmission.

Should we worry?

Most avian influenza viruses do not taint humans.

However, hundreds have been killed by a H5N1 virus, mostly as a outcome of approach or surreptitious hit with putrescent live or passed poultry.

There is no justification that a illness can be widespread to people by scrupulously baked food.

So far, no tellurian cases of H5N8 infection have been detected.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that tellurian infection with a H5N8 pathogen can't be excluded, nonetheless a odds is low, formed on a “limited information” during a disposal.

How should we do?

The WHO advises:

  • Avoid hit with poultry, furious birds or other animals that are ill or are found passed and news them to a applicable authorities.
  • Wash hands scrupulously with soap or a suitable disinfectant.
  • Follow good food reserve and good food hygiene practices.

Article source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38121658