Wageningen University: Bird flu at Dutch poultry farms in 2020/2021

Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) has confirmed yet another introduction of bird flu in Dutch poultry. It concerns highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza at a bird pasture with poultry and water fowl in Vleuten.

To prevent the virus from spreading, the 56 infected animals in the pasture were culled by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA). In the 10 kilometer zone around the pasture, there are no other poultry farms.

Transport ban
In the 10 kilometer zone a transport ban applies. This ban covers poultry, eggs, poultry manure and used bedding, as well as other animals and certain products from commercial poultry companies.

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