China News Service, The Hague, April 29. The Dutch authorities reported on the 28th that an avian influenza outbreak broke out on a farm in the eastern province of Gelderland, and about 50,000 poultry were culled.
According to the announcement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands on the evening of the 28th local time, a bird flu case was found in a chicken farm in the town of Lunteren, Gelderland, suspected of being infected with a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus; The announcement did not disclose the source of the virus infection.
In order to prevent the spread of the epidemic, about 50,000 poultry were culled on the farms involved, two farms within a radius of 1 km were quarantined, and 37 other farms within a radius of 3 km received epidemic prevention inspections and will be closely monitored for the next 14 days. monitor.
At the same time, the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority issued a "blockade order" to 196 farms within a 10-kilometer radius, requiring that poultry, eggs, meat, fertilizers and other products should not be shipped to the outside world from now on, and the public would not be allowed to hunt in these areas.
Since the beginning of this year, there have been several outbreaks of bird flu on Dutch farms, and Gelderland is one of the "hardest hit areas"; in mid-February, a farm in Putten in the province had an outbreak of bird flu, affecting about 77,000 poultry culled.
As a major exporter of poultry products in Europe, the Netherlands has more than 2,000 egg farms, with a net export of more than 6 billion eggs per year. However, the poultry industry has been hit repeatedly in recent years; in October 2016, the Netherlands found highly pathogenic among wild birds. The avian influenza virus quickly spread to poultry farms, bringing disaster to many farmers. The epidemic lasted for more than half a year before it subsided.
In June 2017, the "poisonous egg" storm broke out in the Netherlands.
An insecticide company in the country used toxic pesticides to kill insects on farms, causing the eggs produced by these farms to become "poisonous eggs", which brought disaster to Belgium, Germany and other countries, and finally the Netherlands was forced to recall millions of problems. Eggs, culling tens of thousands of poultry, and economic losses of more than 30 million euros.