- Associated Press - Thursday, November 20, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Dutch authorities say a case of bird flu has been confirmed at a chicken farm, the second infection identified in the country this week.

Thursday’s case was at a farm in the village of Ter Aar in South Holland province, 25 kilometers (15 miles) from a farm where thousands of chickens were slaughtered this week following a bird flu infection.

Tests are being conducted to establish the exact strain of bird flu in the latest case. The earlier Dutch case 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.

All 43,000 chickens at the farm in Ter Aar were being slaughtered and the government banned the transport of poultry and eggs nationwide.

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