Dutch Bird Flu Outbreak Caused by H5N2 Virus

THE NETHERLANDS - The cause of the latest outbreak of low–pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) has been identified as the H5N2 subtype.
calendar icon 20 March 2012
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The veterinary authority of the Netherlands sent an Immediate Notification dated 19 March to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

It is reported as a sub–clinical infection of LPAI and the presence of the H5N2 sub-type of the virus has been confirmed.

Two hundred turkeys in a flock in Limburg province in the south-east of the country were found to be affected. The whole flock of 44,500 birds has bee destroyed.

All commercial poultry holdings will be screened in a three-kilometre zone around the index farm.

Possible sources of infection are not mentioned in the report.

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