The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture said it has detected avian influenza on a poultry farm in Deurne. Although the H7 strain is described as mild and not deemed dangerous to humans, the infected chickens were expected to be culled as a safety precaution.
A three-kilometer zone around the infected farm is also being watched, where there are 20 other poultry farms. These farms will be screened, and other places that may have had contact with the infected farm recently will also be investigated. Bird and animal transport to and from the area is also restricted.