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Netherlands - Bird flu detected at poultry farm in Altforst - HP H5 - October 2020

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  • Netherlands - Bird flu detected at poultry farm in Altforst - HP H5 - October 2020

    News release | 29-10-2020 |

    In Altforst (municipality of West Maas and Waal) bird flu (H5) has been diagnosed at a company with broiler parent animals. It is a highly pathogenic variant of bird flu. There are no other companies within a radius of 1 kilometer around the company. The company is being culled to prevent the virus from spreading. In total, this concerns approximately 35,700 animals. The culling is carried out by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).

    There are nine other poultry farms in the area of ​​3 kilometers around the infected farm in Altforst. These companies are sampled and examined for avian flu. There are also 25 other poultry farms in the 10-kilometer zone around this company. The transport ban applies to this zone.

    In Altforst (gemeente West Maas en Waal) is bij een bedrijf met vleeskuikenouderdieren vogelgriep (H5) vastgesteld. Het gaat om een hoogpathogene variant van de vogelgriep. In een straal van 1 kilometer rond het bedrijf liggen geen andere bedrijven. Om verspreiding van het virus te voorkomen, wordt het bedrijf geruimd. In totaal gaat het om circa 35.700 dieren. De ruiming wordt uitgevoerd door de Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit (NVWA).
    "Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights that must be our call to arms"
    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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