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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza In The Netherlands

by 5m Editor
11 April 2003, at 12:00am

NETHERLANDS - Follow-up report No. 6 (via OIE) on the avian influenza outbreak in the Netherlands.

See also: 23 May 2003, 16 May 2003, 9 May 2003, 2 May 2003, 25 April 2003, 18 April 2003, 4 April 2003, 28 March 2003, 21 March 2003, 14 March 2003, 7 March 2003, 7 March 2003

Information received on 8 April 2003 from Dr Frederik H. Pluimers, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries, The Hague:

End of previous report period: 2 April 2003 (see Disease Information, 16 [14], 86, dated 4 April 2003).

End of this report period: 7 April 2003.

New outbreaks (see map):

Location No. of new outbreaks
province of Gelderland 28
province of Utrecht 2
province of Noord-Brabant 1

Description of affected population in the new outbreaks: 24 flocks of layer hens, 3 flocks of broiler parents and 2 small backyard flocks.

Total number of animals in the new outbreaks:

species susceptible cases deaths destroyed slaughtered
avi 556,028 ... ... 556,028 0

Diagnosis: see follow-up report No. 2.

Epidemiology:

A. Source of agent / origin of infection: the type of strain (highly pathogenic avian influenza virus subtype H7) isolated on one of the infected holdings strongly suggests introduction via waterfowl.

B. Mode of spread:

- Contiguous contacts.

- Human contacts.

- Transport contacts.

Control measures: see follow-up report No. 2.

Source: OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DES EPIZOOTIES - 11th April 2003

5m Editor