Dutch suspend poultry distribution again amid second bird flu outbreak
Dutch authorities have confirmed a second bird flu outbreak
Dutch authorities have introduced another 72-hr ban on transporting poultry, eggs and other related products after a second outbreak of avian influenza.
The Dutch Food and Consumer Authority said the H5 strain had been detected at a chicken farm in Ter Aar, Zuid Holland. It is not yet clear whether it is a low pathogenic or a highly pathogenic variant and further tests are being carried out to determine this.
From today (20 November), authorities have imposed a 72 hour ban on transporting poultry, eggs, poultry manure and used bedding from poultry and from poultry farms and slaughterhouses.
Last weekend a bird flu outbreak was announced on a poultry farm in Hekendorp, near Utrecht. This led to a three-day suspension of distribution of poultry and eggs. Around 150,000 hens at the farm were culled as a precaution.
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