Brussels, October 29 News from The Hague: A highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak has occurred in the Netherlands, a major European exporter of poultry products. The farm involved is now under quarantine and more than 35,000 poultry have been culled.
According to an announcement issued by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Administration on the 29th, the farm involved (with no other farms in a radius of 1 km) is located in a village in the eastern province of Gelderland in the Netherlands.
The authorities confirmed that the farm had an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza. , And immediately culled nearly 35,700 poultry.
The announcement is called the prevention of the spread of the pandemic. The authorities have isolated the farms involved, and 9 other farms within a radius of 3 kilometers have been inspected for pandemic prevention.
At the same time, another 25 farms within a radius of 10 kilometers have issued a “blockade order”, requiring these farms to be closed from now on. Export poultry, eggs, meat, fertilizers and other products.
At present, the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Administration has not notified the source of infection and the chain of infection of the pandemic.
On the 20th of this month, the authoritative Dutch Institute of Biology and Veterinary Medicine at Wageningen University reported that six dead mute swans were found from the central part of the Netherlands after inspection, and it was found that two of them had been infected with the highly infectious H5N8 avian influenza. virus.
There are more than 2,000 poultry and egg farms in the Netherlands, and the annual net export of eggs is more than 6 billion. It is recognized as a major exporter of poultry products in Europe, but the poultry industry has been hit repeatedly in recent years.
In October 2016, the H5N8 avian influenza virus was found in wild poultry in the Netherlands, and it quickly spread to poultry farms, bringing disaster to many farmers. The pandemic lasted for more than half a year before it subsided.
Misfortunes never come singly. In 2017, a “poisoned egg” storm broke out in the Netherlands. An insecticide company in this country used toxic insecticides to kill insects on its farms
which turned the eggs produced by these farms into “poisonous eggs”, which in turn affected Belgium, Germany and many other countries, and the Netherlands was eventually forced to recall millions A problematic egg,
tens of thousands of poultry were culled, and the economic loss exceeded 30 million euros.