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OIE: Avian Influenza H7N7 Found in Netherlands

16 August 2012, at 11:03pm

NETHERLANDS - Low pathogenic avian influenza virus H7N7 has been discovered in a free-range laying flock in Hagestijn, which us in the province of Utrecht in central Netherlands.

The outbreak was reported to the OIE by Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.

The outbreak occured on a free-range farm and was discovered during a routine check.

In total 31,870 free range laying hens were destroyed. The cause of the outbreak is unknown.

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