Infectious Diseases 2004

Infectious Diseases 2004

The Netherlands: Chickens slaughtered in Avian Influenza scare

15 March, 2004

About 22,000 chickens were slaughtered in a precautionary cull on Saturday at a poultry farm in in Eesmond,province of Groningen,north-east Netherlands, on suspicions they were infected with a mild variant of the avian influenza virus.
Antibodies were found in poultry during a periodical inspection, but the birds were not showing any symptoms.