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on December 3, 2013

Avian influenza found at farm in Netherlands

Entire susceptible bird population is destroyed while protection zone is established

H5N3 avian influenza has infected a farm in the Netherlands, the World Organisation for Animal Health reported on December 2. There were 25 cases of avian influenza at the farm, though none of them were fatal.

A total of 9,301 birds were susceptible to H5N3 avian influenza in the Netherlands, and all of the susceptible birds were destroyed.

A 1-kilometer protection zone surrounding the farm infected with avian influenza was established. However, the farm is in a relatively isolated area, and there are no other premises within that protection zone. The Netherlands farm affected by avian influenza is located in Groningen.

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