On Tuesday 13 March 2018, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) confirmed a case of avian influenza (H5) at a meat duck farm in Kamperveen. In all likelihood, it concerns a high pathogenic strain of avian flu.
To prevent the virus from spreading, the animals will be culled. It concerns around 29,000 meat ducks. The poultry at a nearby farm will be preventively culled as the latter is located within a one-kilometre radius of the affected farm.
Samples of other poultry farms in the area were tested by Wageningen Bioveterinary Research and bird flu was not found.
Transport ban zone of 10 km
Mrs Schouten, the minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, immediately announced a ban on transporting poultry within a 10-kilometre radius around the Kamperveen farm. The transportation bans applies to poultry, eggs, poultry manure, and used litter.
All existing national measures, including an obligation to keep the birds in enclosures, will remain in full force.