Avian influenza has been detected on an organic poultry farm with 24,000 hens near the Netherlands town of Zeewolde, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs reported on March 19.

A transport ban of poultry, eggs and poultry manure was imposed in an area of over .6 miles around the farm in Zeewolde. Within this area, there are no other poultry farms, NZWeek reported.


A week ago, The Netherlands had another mild version of avian influenza, found on a poultry farm in Lochem. It is not yet clear whether both farms suffered from the same virus.