Infectious Diseases 2016

Infectious Diseases 2016

Avian Influenza H5N8 in the Netherlands

11 November, 2016

The Netherlands reported its first confirmed cases of H5N8 in dead crested grebes and tufted ducks near Monnickendam.
Several dead birds were found Monnickendam, a city in the Dutch province of North Holland at the coast of the IJsselmeer lake. More dead birds were found in the area and are currently being investigated as well.
The last time avian influenza involving the highly pathogenic H5N8 variant was identified in the Netherlands in November and December 2014.