Low-Path Bird Flu Found in Dutch Free-Range Flock

by 5m Editor
20 May 2010, at 12:12pm

NETHERLANDS - Low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) of the H7 subtype has been found in a free-range layer flock in North Brabant.

The veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification dated 18 May to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

On 14 May, the subclinical form of the disease was found on a free-range layer flock in Deurne in the province of North Brabant. All 28,000 birds have been destroyed.

The causal agent has been identified as H7 but full serological work is on-going.

The last outbreak of avian flu in the Netherlands was in 2006.

Further Reading

- You can view the report from the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture by clicking here.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.