Walloon poultry farm hit by a 'mild form' of bird flu

Walloon poultry farm hit by a 'mild form' of bird flu
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A poultry farm in Wallonia is the latest to be affected by the H3 virus, a very mild form of avian influenza currently present in Belgium, according to local media.

Since April, dozens of farms have been contaminated in Flanders. The first two Walloon cases are located in Libramont and in the Province of Liège according to the Federal Agency for Food Safety.

Infected hens do not die as a direct result, but are more vulnerable and can catch other diseases. It also causes a drop in egg laying in the birds.

This disease poses no danger to humans and the food chain.

The Brussels Times


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