Infectious Diseases 2004

Infectious Diseases 2004

The Netherlands: Avian influenza antibodies found in Dutch ducks

16 March, 2004

The Dutch government has ordered the culling of 600 ducks on a farm after routine blood tests showed signs of antibodies to a mild strain of bird flu, the agriculture ministry said late on Monday.
The ministry said in a statement that it had decided to order the culling of the ducks in Lopik in the central province of Utrecht after antibodies showed up that could indicate the birds were in contact with the contagious virus (Reuters).