(FOX NEWS) – About 110,000 chickens are to be slaughtered after an outbreak of H5N8 bird flu on a farm in north Germany, authorities said on Thursday.
The disease was confirmed on an egg-producing farm in Langwege in the Vechta district in the northern state of Lower Saxony, the Vechta district council said.
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Vechta is a major region for poultry production. A three-kilometer lockdown area has been imposed around the farm plus an observation area with a ten-kilometer radius, the council said. These areas contain 352 farms.