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BEIJING, Dec. 16 (Xinhuanet) -- A new epidemic goat flu (or called Q-fever) has struck the Netherlands since last week.
An estimated 2,300 people have succumbed to Q-fever this year in the country and six have died.
According to Dutch experts, Q-fever is caused by bacteria released when pregnant goats or sheep have spontaneous abortions.
A relative study shows that many animals can carry this kind of bacteria, but contact with infected goats is believed to be the main source of human infections.
The Dutch government said Thursday it planned to slaughter all pregnan