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Avian influenza found in Netherlands


August 15, 2012
By David Manly


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Aug. 15, 2012 – An incidence of low pathogenic avian influenze, of serotype H7N7, has been found on a farm in the Netherlands.

According to a report issued by the OIE (World Organization for Animal Health), the outbreak was first detected in August 9th, 2012 with over 31,000 laying hens being susceptible. According to the report, all birds have been destroyed.

The incident was reported by Dr. Christianne Bruschke, a veterinary officer with the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality reported the incidence of H7N7 at the farm located in the city of Utrecht.

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There are no other commercial holdings within 1 kilometre of the farm, according to the report, but strickt quarantine measures have been installed.

For more information on the situation as it develops, visit the OIE website http://www.oie.int/.