News update:Mar 9, 2016

New case of AI in the Netherlands

Avian influenza (AI) has been detected at a layer farm in Zoeterwoude, the Netherlands, The 28,000 layers were culled on November 30.

The Dutch authorities have implemented a 10 kilometre zone around the farm to prevent further spreading. Within this area, another four poultry farms are located. AI tests are being carried out on these farms.  It has been confirmed that it is the H5N8 strain.

The Dutch ministry also announced that all duck farms in the Netherlands are free from H5.

High pathogenic AI has been detected in several European countries so far.

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