AI: Outbreak reported by Dutch authorities

Outbreak reported by Dutch authorities

Martin Schlemm /

FRANCE, Paris. 230 birds were discovered dead by avian flu triggered by the H5N6 virus and 37,000 were culled at the end of February in a farm the Netherlands. The news was confirmed by the local authorities and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The virus was discovered on 24 February at a farm inhabited by 37,866 birds in Olderkerk, in Groningen province. The flu killed 230 birds while the others were culled.

The first security measures imposed by Dutch authorities includes a ban on moving birds, eggs and manure within a kilometer’s radius of the affected farm while tests are ordered to other poultry farms in the area.


Source: OIE


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