Two Outbreaks of Bird Flu Confirmed in the Netherlands

5 December 2014, at 12:36am

THE NETHERLANDS - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) confirms the two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza, strain H5N8 in Kamperveen and Zoeterwoude.

The outbreak in Kamperveen in Overijssel started on 21 November, and involved 14,600 birds. Around 100 died and the rest were destroyed. The farm is situated within the 1-km zone of the previously reported outbreak in Kamperveen.

The second outbreak started on 29 November at Zoeterwoude in Zuid-Holland (South Holland). It hit a flock of 28,000 layer and breeding hens, of which, 25 died and the rest were destroyed. All premises in the 10-km zone have been screened for the virus.

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