March 25, 2013

 

Dutch poultry farm reports avian influenza outbreak

 

 

A poultry farm in the Dutch province of Flevoland has reported a mild form of avian influenza.

 

The entire flock of 24,000 hens on the farm are being destroyed and a transport ban of poultry, eggs and poultry manure has been imposed in a one kilometre radius around the farm in Zeewolde. There are, however, no other poultry farms in the area.

 

Last week, a mild form of bird flu was found on a poultry farm in the East of the country in Gelderland. According to the Dutch immediate notification to the OIE, this most recent outbreak has been caused by LPAI H7N7, similar to the earlier reported outbreak.

 

The last outbreak of bird flu was in spring 2011.