In Abbega (province of Friesland, the Netherlands) Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) confirmed HPAI H5N8 at a laying-hen farm on Tuesday December 13, 2016. The birds on this farm will be humanely destroyed as a preventive measure.
Some 63,000 hens will be culled by NVWA (Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority).
Within the three-kilometer radius of the affected farm in Abbega there are no other poultry farms located.
Mr. Martijn van Dam, State Secretary for Economic Affairs, has announced an immediate transport ban for poultry farms within a ten-kilometer zone of the affected farm in Abbega. This transport ban applies to poultry, eggs, poultry manure and used litter.
Update December 14: The typing by WBVR shows that the virus is HPAI H5N8.
Source: Ministry of Economic Affairs