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Media reports cite the third outbreak of H5N8 in the Netherlands (near Kamperveen).

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:15 am 
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Nov 21, 6:12 AM EST

THIRD FARM WITH BIRD FLU IDENTIFIED IN NETHERLANDS
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AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Dutch authorities say a new case of bird flu has been confirmed at a chicken farm in the town of Kamperveen, the third infection detected in the country this week.

Friday's case was at a farm in Kamperveen, roughly a hundred kilometers (60 miles) distant from the previous two infections. The Economic Affairs Ministry said the farm's 10,000 chickens will be slaughtered following the same protocols used in the previous two cases.

The ministry said tests to determine the exact strain of the virus are being conducted. The earlier Dutch cases and another this week at a duck farm in England were confirmed as H5N8, which British officials said poses a very low public health risk.

The government has banned the transport of poultry and eggs nationwide.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:20 am 
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Third case of bird flu confirmed on Dutch farms By Margaret Donnelly on November 21, 2014
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Bird flu has been confirmed on a third Dutch farm, the Dutch Government has confirmed, with a number of other inspections underway.

The latest outbreak of bird flu in the Netherlands is on a farm less than 100km from the first two outbreaks, the government said. The Netherlands is a major exporter of poultry and eggs and the latest outbreak is near the town of Kamperveen.

All 10,000 chickens on the farm would be destroyed, in an effort to combat the further spread of the disease, while an exclusion zone has been established around the farm.

Reuters reported that a total of 203,000 chickens were being destroyed and a national lockdown on all transport of chickens, eggs and poultry products was crippling an industry that employs tens of thousands of workers.

It also said that around 2,000 Dutch businesses, with more than 100 million chickens, produce more than 10 billion eggs a year, more than 6 billion of them destined for export.

Last week, bird flu was confirmed on a farm in the UK, according to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

It said that a duck breeding farm in Yorkshire has been affected and an exclusion zone has been put in place around the farm.

http://www.agriland.ie/news/bird-flu-third-dutch-farm/?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:32 am 
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Map with H5N8 at Kamperveen

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:39 am 
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Published: Friday November 21, 2014 MYT 7:30:03 PM
Updated: Friday November 21, 2014 MYT 7:30:03 PM
Third Dutch chicken farm hit by bird flu

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch bird flu outbreak has spread to a third farm, the government said on Friday, prompting inspections at dozens of other farms in the Netherlands, a leading exporter of eggs and poultry.

The latest infection was discovered on a chicken farm in the northern town of Kamperveen, more than 100 km (60 miles) from two farms where infections have been reported in the past week, the Economics Ministry said in a letter to parliament.

All 10,000 birds would be destroyed and an exclusion zone of 10 km (6 miles) was imposed. Inspections were to be carried out at 32 nearby farms.

Three out of 12 Dutch provinces have now reported the illness, which is fatal for chickens.

A total of 203,000 chickens were being destroyed and a national lockdown on all transport of chickens, eggs and poultry products was crippling an industry that employs tens of thousands of workers.

Around 2,000 Dutch businesses, with more than 100 million chickens, produce more than 10 billion eggs a year, more than 6 billion of them destined for export.

Two of the three Dutch infections are the H5N8 strain of the illness, which has also been found on farms in Germany and Britain in recent weeks.

The H5N8 strain has never been detected in humans, but it led to the destruction of millions of farm birds in Asia, mainly South Korea, after an outbreak earlier this year.

Tests showed that the bird flu viruses in Europe are similar to one that devastated poultry flocks in South Korea, the intergovernmental World Organisation for Animal Health said.

The Dutch measure, which has also halted all exports, could soon lead to shortages of chicken meat and eggs in the European Union because the Dutch are the region's top supplier of both eggs and poultry meat.

With a population of less than 17 million, the Netherlands is the world's second largest exporter of agricultural products after the United States, selling $79 billion euros (63.19 billion pounds) of agricultural goods abroad last year.

(Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Alison Williams)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:43 am 
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Bird flu found on third Dutch farm

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The around 10,000 chickens in the farm will be destroyed and the farm disinfected, Dutch authorities said, with tests being carried out to establish if the strain is H5N8.

THE HAGUE: Dutch officials have detected bird flu on a third farm in the country, but cannot yet say if the strain is a highly contagious variety discovered earlier this week, officials said Friday (Nov 21).

The Dutch economic affairs ministry confirmed that a second bird flu outbreak detected on Thursday on a farm at Ter Aar, close to the first case, was the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain, previously detected only in Asia.

Some strains of avian influenza are fatal for chickens, and pose a health threat to humans, who can fall sick after handling infected poultry. Dutch authorities have said human infection can only occur following "intense and direct contact" with infected birds.

The latest outbreak was found on a small farm in Kamperveen, around 100 kilometres north of the two other outbreaks, the economic affairs ministry said in a statement. "The bird flu virus has been detected on a farm with around 10,000 chickens," it said.

The birds will be destroyed and the farm disinfected, the ministry said, with tests being carried out to establish if the strain is H5N8.

Dutch officials on Sunday banned the transport of poultry around the Netherlands after the discovery of a highly infectious strain of bird flu following outbreaks of similar strains on the virus in Britain and Germany. Some 150,000 birds were destroyed at the farm in Hekendorp, which lies about 25 kilometres southeast of Ter Aar.

The H5N1 strain of bird flu has killed more than 400 people, mainly in southeast Asia, since first appearing in 2003. Another strain of bird flu, H7N9, has claimed more than 170 lives since emerging in 2013.

The H7N7 strain of avian flu severely hit the Netherlands in 2003 with health authorities destroying some 30 million birds in an effort to quash an outbreak. There are some 95 million chickens kept on Dutch poultry farms and egg exports totalled some 10.6 billion euros (US$13.2 billion) in 2011, according to the latest Dutch statistics.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:02 pm 
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Avian flu detected on 3rd Dutch farm; H5N8 confirmed on 2nd
A third poultry farm in the Netherlands has been hit with avian flu, as Dutch authorities confirmed the H5N8 strain on the second affected farm, according to two separate Reuters stories today.

H5N8 was first confirmed in the country on Nov 17, on a farm in Utrecht province. Yesterday officials reported that an H5 strain had struck a farm of 43,000 chickens in the village of Ter Aar. Further testing revealed the strain to also be H5N8, one Reuters report and a Dutch report filed with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said.

That strain led to costly outbreaks in South Korea earlier this year and in Germany and Britain in recent weeks.

The third outbreak is on a 10,000-chicken farm in the northern town of Kamperveen, meaning that 3 of the nation's 12 provinces have been affected, Reuters reported in a separate story. All birds on the farm will be culled to prevent disease spread, and a 6-mile exclusion zone has been established. Officials will inspect 32 nearby farms. The strain responsible is not yet known.

A total of 203,000 chickens have been or will be destroyed in the three outbreaks, the story said. About 2,000 businesses in the Netherlands house more than 100 million chickens and produce about 10 billion eggs each year.
Nov 21 Reuters story on H5N8 confirmation
Nov 21 OIE report
Nov 21 Reuters story on third affected farm

In related news, the head of the OIE said the Netherlands is susceptible to animal outbreaks such as these, according to yet another Reuters story.

"When there is a disease in the Netherlands, which is the country in the world where the concentration of farms is the highest, be it for poultry or pigs, it hurts," said Bernard Vallat, DVM, OIE director-general. "The Netherlands are really vulnerable because of this density [of farms]."
Nov 21 Reuters story quoting Vallat

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:13 pm 
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Bird flu H5N8 variant appears Kamperveen
Editorial office 23-11-2014 00:49
The bird flu earlier this week showed up at a poultry farm in the Overijssel Kamperveen, is indeed the highly contagious H5N8 variant. That Sharon Dijksma Secretary (Economic Affairs) Saturday announced. That variant popped up earlier in Ter Aar (South Holland) and Hekendorp (Utrecht).

The affected company Kamperveen bred parents of future broiler. All 10,000 animals are slaughtered. In an adjacent duck breeding bird flu is likely surfaced too. Ducks have 'clinical signs consistent with bird flu. " They are also culled. It is in any case for H5 bird flu, which has been established, but it is not yet clear whether it also concerns the variant N8.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:15 am 
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Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
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Information received on 22/11/2014 from Dr Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer , Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 2
Date of start of the event 14/11/2014
Date of pre-confirmation of the event 16/11/2014
Report date 22/11/2014
Date submitted to OIE 22/11/2014
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 2003
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (16/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (21/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (22/11/2014)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 ( HPAI 2014-03) Kamperveen, OVERIJSSEL
Date of start of the outbreak 21/11/2014
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 10000 500 500 9500 0
Affected population Breeding poultry
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 10000 500 500 9500 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 5.00% 5.00% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments On 21 November 2014, a 10 km surveillance zone has been established. In this 10 km zone there are 26 other premises. All susceptible animals on the infected premises have been killed. All premises in the 10 km zone will be screened.
Control measures
Measures applied
Vaccination prohibited
No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
Control of wildlife reservoirs
Stamping out
Movement control inside the country
Screening
Zoning
Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Veterinary Institute (CVI), Lelystad (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 21/11/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid ... rtid=16566

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