We are currently dealing with the largest outbreak of the bird flu virus in Europe ever. Millions of dead chickens, ducks and birds. The virus is transmissible to mammals and indicates that they can also infect each other. If the virus continues to mutate, humans may also be at risk. In recent years, hundreds of people have become infected, half of whom have died. Poultry farmers expect a lot from an upcoming vaccine that should prevent contamination. Agriculture minister Piet Adema calls the current outbreak ‘unsustainable’. What is our country doing to curb this situation? Zembla is investigating the fight against bird flu.
Watch the episode of Zembla witch includes an interview with Thijs Kuiken. (Dutch)
Source: NPO start
Date: April 20, 2023