Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

The Netherlands: H5N8 in broiler breeders

29 October, 2020

The Netherlands diagnosed an outbreak of avian influenza H5N8 at a poultry farm in Altforst.
35,700 birds have been culled.
The diagnosis comes after the discovery of the virus in two wild mute swans last week.
There are nine other poultry farms within a 3 km radius of the infected farm in Altforst. These farms are being sampled and investigated for avian influenza. Carola Schouten, Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, announced an immediate transport ban for poultry farms in a 10 km zone around the farm in Altforst. The ban covers poultry, eggs, poultry manure and used litter, as well as other animals and animal products from commercial poultry farms.