Large-scale poultry farming are a hotbed for bird flu viruses. It is time to radically rethink poultry farming.
According to Prof. Thijs Kuiken from Erasmus MC, one particular strand named H5N8 is the one to watch: “We see that H5N8 keeps mutating and is successfully adapting to circulation in wild bird populations. Once it succeeds, we will have a very hard time keeping the virus out of our poultry farming”.
Read more about the future of poultry farming and the impact of avian flu in the article: Vogelgriepvirussen vormen een constante dreiging (‘Avian flu viruses pose a constant threat’) (in Dutch).