Livestock ordered indoors

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6 July 2007, THE HAGUE – Commercial poultry farmers must keep their animals indoors from Thursday 2 pm.

6 July 2007

THE HAGUE – Commercial poultry farmers must keep their animals indoors from Thursday 2 pm.

Agriculture Minister Gerda Verburg announced in Parliament on Thursday that she is ordering farmers to keep animals indoors now that the H5N1 variant of bird flu has been found closer to the Netherlands.

Earlier on Thursday it was announced that three dead swans found near Metz in northern France had died of the H5N1 variant of bird flu.

The same virus was found at a poultry farm in the Czech republic. In Germany dead birds were found at three locations - Neurenberg, Leipzig en Thüringen – all infected with the H5N1 variant.

[Copyright Expatica + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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