Dutch AI fears contained
Serological tests on all poultry on farms within a one kilometre
radius of the suspected LPAI-infected farm in the Netherlands have proven
negative. Preliminary tests on contact farms also show no spreading of the
virus, which indicates that the infection will be a single
Owing to the mandatory surveillance systems in place in the Netherlands, the
presence of avian influenza viruses in the densely populated Gelderse Valley was
detected at a very early stage.
The discovery of LPAI on the farm in Voorthuizen forced authorities to cull
all 25,000 birds and to stop the transport of all poultry and egg products in
the region. No export certificates will be handed out for hatching eggs, day-old
chicks and live birds originating from this region.
No information has been released so far about what AI strain caused the
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