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Monday, May 17, 2010

Netherlands : Low pathogenic avian influenza has been detected

Via ProMed :

" Low pathogenic avian influenza [LPAI] has been detected in a poultry farm with some 28 000 chickens, in Deurne.

This mild version hardly makes birds sick and is not dangerous to humans.

It is a variant of H7 and not the H5N1 strain, mainly prevalent in Asia, which is dangerous to humans.

To be on the safe side, the infected holding will be culled today [Sun 16 May 2010] and precautionary measures undertaken within a zone of about 3 km around the infected farm.

Any transport of poultry and live birds, hatching and table eggs, litter and manure is prohibited from, to and within the zone.

All poultry should be kept indoors.

The transport of mammals (including cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and horses) is banned as long as such animals originate from poultry-keeping holdings or are intended for entering such holdings."

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