Third farm with bird flu identified in Netherlands, remote from previous cases

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Dutch authorities say a new case of bird flu has been confirmed at a chicken farm in the town of Kamperveen, the third infection detected in the country this week.

Friday's case was at a farm in Kamperveen, roughly a hundred kilometers (60 miles) distant from the previous two infections. The Economic Affairs Ministry said the farm's 10,000 chickens will be slaughtered following the same protocols used in the previous two cases.

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The ministry said tests to determine the exact strain of the virus are being conducted. The earlier Dutch cases and another this week at a duck farm in England were confirmed as H5N8, which British officials said poses a very low public health risk.

The government has banned the transport of poultry and eggs nationwide.