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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza In The Netherlands

by 5m Editor
2 May 2003, at 12:00am

NETHERLANDS - Follow-up report No. 9 (via OIE) on the avian influenza outbreak in the Netherlands.

See also: 23 May 2003, 16 May 2003, 9 May 2003, 25 April 2003, 18 April 2003, 11 April 2003, 4 April 2003, 28 March 2003, 21 March 2003, 14 March 2003, 7 March 2003, 7 March 2003

Information received on 1 May 2003 from Dr Frederik H. Pluimers, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries, The Hague:

End of previous report period: 24 April 2003 (see Disease Information, 16 [17], 102, dated 25 April 2003).

End of this report period: 1 May 2003.

New outbreaks:

Location No. of outbreaks
province of North Brabant (Noord Brabant) 7
province of Limburg 8

Description of affected population in the new outbreaks: 9 flocks of layer hens, 5 flocks of broiler parents and 1 flock of turkeys.

Total number of animals in the new outbreaks:

species susceptible cases deaths destroyed slaughtered
avi 589,350 ... ... 589,350 0

Diagnosis:

A. Laboratory where diagnosis was made: Central Institute for Animal Disease Control (CIDC(1)), Lelystad.

B. Diagnostic tests used: virus isolation.

C. Causal agent: highly pathogenic avian influenza virus subtype H7.

Control measures during reporting period:

- quarantine and movement control inside the country;

- stamping out;

- screening;

- zoning.

(1) Centraal Instituut voor DierziekteControle

Source: OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DES EPIZOOTIES - 2nd May 2003

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