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Chicken farm in Sweden affected by serious disease – hens have laid eggs without shells

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Several thousand chickens must be killed in Sweden after the discovery of Newcastle disease. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB

Of NTB | 22.05.2024 17:50:35

Curiosities and celebrities: The birds are affected by Newcastle disease, it is not dangerous for humans, but it is very dangerous for birds.

Several thousand of the chickens had to be killed after the disease was discovered.

– The outbreak has been discovered on a farm, so far we have not discovered the disease on other farms, but we are working on infection tracing, says assistant state veterinarian Maria Nöremark at Sweden’s Institute of Veterinary Medicine.

The symptoms among the birds have been reduced egg production. Some hens have even laid eggs without shells.

A ban on access to the farm has been introduced at the same time as infection tracing is ongoing.

(© NTB)

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