18,000 UK Chickens Culled As Bird Flu Breaks Out Weeks After Outbreak In China

As Euro Weekly News understands, Bird flu has been detected in the UK leading to 18,000 chickens culled

Reports from the National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland said the virus has been detected in Scotland last week and is thought to have been contracted from wild birds.

Confirmation of bird flu has led British poultry farmers to take drastic measures and boost security.

The discovery comes following a reported 4,500 chickens which died from H5N1 avian influenza – which can spread to humans – at a farm in Shaoyang in the southern province of Hunan, China.

According to Metro, 17,828 chickens in China were culled following the outbreak there.

Vietnam has also taken measures to stop the spread of the disease by culling thousand of birds.

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