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Two bird flu cases just across the border

Avian influenza of type H5 has been diagnosed in Belgium at a commercial poultry farm in Hoogstraten in the province of Antwerp. This was reported by FAVV yesterday (24 October). To prevent further spread of the virus, the company has been evacuated. A 3-kilometer protection zone and a 10-kilometer surveillance zone are set around the hearth. These are partly in the Netherlands.

The map of the 10-kilometer transport restriction area in connection with an avian influenza infection at a location in Hoogstraten can be consulted via the website of the Ministry of transport and communications.

Earlier (20 October), FAVV announced that avian influenza of type H5 had been diagnosed in animals from a bird trader in Evergem in the Belgian province of East Flanders, just across the border near Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. In order to prevent further spread of the virus, the poultry and birds that are still present are culled. A 3-kilometer protection zone and a 10-kilometer surveillance zone are set around the hearth. The 10 kilometre zone runs partly over Dutch territory.

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