Spain to cull 17,000 ducks as bird flu hits
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:52:12 -0500)

More than 17,000 ducks will be culled in Spain after a highly contagious bird flu strain that has affected poultry throughout Europe was detected at a farm, authorities said Thursday. The virus found in Catalonia is H5N8, said Meritxell Serret, in charge of agriculture in the northeastern region -- the same one that has seen hundreds of thousands of ducks and geese slaughtered in France's southwest. Up until now, the virus had only been detected in Spain in three wild animals.

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