Two Outbreaks of Bird Flu Confirmed in the Netherlands

THE NETHERLANDS - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) confirms the two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza, strain H5N8 in Kamperveen and Zoeterwoude.
calendar icon 5 December 2014
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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.

Further Reading

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Charlotte Rowney

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