Thursday, August 16, 2012

OIE: Avian Influenza H7N7 Found in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS - Low pathogenic avian influenza virus H7N7 has been discovered in the village of Hagestijn, the 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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