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Low-Path Bird Flu Found on Turkey Farm in Flevoland

by 5m Editor
30 June 2011, at 12:57am

NETHERLANDS - Following the finding of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) at a farm in Flevoland last week, surveillance of local farms has revealed the virus at a nearby turkey farm.

The veterinary authority sent Follow Up report No. 1 dated 28 June to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes the finding of the LPAI virus at another farm in Creil in Flevoland, this time in a flock of 7,000 meat turkeys. The flock reacted PCR-positive during surveillance in the 3-km screening zone implemented following the previous outbreak in Creil.

The presence of the H7N7 sub-type of the virus has been confirmed.

Screening in the 3-km zone has been finished. Screening by blood sampling and swabbing on the surrounding premises in this zone has revealed no positive results.

Further Reading

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